Booster immunisation for diphtheria and tetanus: no evidence of need in adults.

Abstract

Recommendations to give adults diphtheria and tetanus toxoid every ten years have been based on serological surveys that have shown lower antibody levels in older populations. The purpose of an immunisation programme, however, is to prevent disease and not merely to produce antibodies. In Canada, although an immunisation programme against diphtheria has… (More)

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