BE Td is indicated for active immunization of children 7 years of age or older, and adults, against tetanus and diphtheria.
In order to prevent adverse reactions to the protein of diphtheria toxoid in this group, the quantity of the toxoid has been markedly reduced.
It may be given at the same time as measles, polio (OPV & IPV), hepatitis B, yellow fever vaccines and vitamin A supplementation.
After a primary immunization course of either DTP or Td, adsorbed Td for adults may be used as a booster at intervals of approximately 10 years, but with a minimum of at least one year between doses. It can safely replace monovalent tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccine, including during pregnancy.
This vaccine is not to be used for the treatment of tetanus or diphtheria infection.