What are the recommend DTaP and Tdap vaccine schedules?
The DTaP vaccine is given in single shots: at 2, 4, and 6 months, between 15-18 months, and between ages 4-6.
An additional variation on this shot, called Tdap, is recommended starting at age 11 and then every 10 years. Although adults don't typically face the same serious risks from these diseases as babies and children, the Tdap booster shot is recommended primarily to cut down the number of serious cases of whooping cough, since most infants who contract whooping cough actually catch it from adults.
The DTaP vaccine is safe to be given along with other vaccines.