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Is my test, item, or service covered?

Tdap shot (tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis shot)

How often is it covered?

Tdap is the adolescent and adult booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (also called whooping cough). The childhood shot is called DTaP. Both protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

Generally, Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) cover all commercially-available shots needed to prevent illness. Contact your Medicare drug plan for more information about coverage.

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