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DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)

About this service

The DTaP vaccine protects children under age 7 against three bacterial illnesses: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is commonly referred to as whooping cough.

What to know before your visit

Our practitioners can provide the recommended vaccinations at 18 months and 4–6 years. First doses, which are given at 2, 4 and 6 months, are not available at MinuteClinic®.

This service is not available in Connecticut.

Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:

  • History of allergy or adverse reactions to the vaccine

What to expect at your visit

  1. Sign in at the electronic kiosk to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.* No appointment necessary.
  2. Review the Vaccine Information Sheet.
  3. After a thorough review, your practitioner will administer the vaccine.
  4. At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.
  5. The summary of your visit can be sent to your primary care provider with your permission.
  6. Your practitioner will recommend that you remain in the clinic waiting area for 15 minutes to ensure you have no adverse reactions. Practitioners are trained to respond to anaphylactic reactions.

*MinuteClinic® employs physician assistants in select states. See here for details.

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