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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience Pediatrics
Not recommended: 42 days is the recommended minimum interval for the first three in the series.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: DTAP has diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis in the vaccine.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: TdaP is the formulation for adults. It consists of the same amount of Tetanus and Pertussis material as the infant vaccine.There is a reduced amount o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
No: The adult tdap is actually a lower dose of antigen than that the dtap used in babies and younger children. It is thought that the dose has to be lowe ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Dtap may cause the following mild side effects, which usually last only a few days: •fever/fussiness •rash •redness or swelling at the injection site ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: This happens often enough when schools vaccinate and fail to pass along the information to the kids doc, or vise versa, that we have data to review. T ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Response vs reaction: WE give out thousands of vaccine in our busy office. Most cases I see appropriate responses. A reaction in mind as a doc is adverse, uncommon and repo ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: We give them closer together in infants. It won't hurt you but may provide your immune protection a way to catch up if yours was week.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: If you completed the dtap primary series in the past, an adult booster will be effective for 10 years . Those who work in occupations that bring you i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Booster at age 4-6: Booster at age 4-6 necessary even if 5 DTaP given before age 3.
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