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side effects of whooping cough vaccine in adults

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Whooping cough TDAP: This vaccine causes some significant muscle soreness with the shot. But, this should quickly resolve and be normal.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Swelling: Mostly local pain, redness and swelling. Possibly fever. Thanks for taking an active interest in your health and your family's health!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Little or nothing: I give it in my office all the time to teens. None report any issue beyond their initial pain and soreness. This is dramatically different from the wh ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: An adult can test positive for pertussis after receiving the normal childhood pertussis vaccines.The immunity to the childhood series can weaken over ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Usual side effects of Meningococcal vaccine ( "meningitis shot") are local pain, headache and fatigue, usually lasting 2-3 days.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Of course. Any medication or vaccination can cause side effects at any age. Mostly it will be local reaction such as soreness, redness and pain/itch ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Side effects: Hypersensitivity reactions like fever, pain, swelling, erythema at the site of injection. Severe anaphylactic reactions may occur but are uncommon, gu ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: All vaccines and all medications and all medical interventions have side effects. Fortunately the common side effects of vaccines are mild and pass qu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
None: There are no known long term side effects.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
1 of 3 components: Tdap is actually a 3 component vacine. The "t" protects you from tetanus (the rusty nail thing). The "d" protects you against diptheria (remember the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Included: In the us there is no individual pertussis vaccine. It is given as part of the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster or "tdap" (the 'a' in there stan ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Indian study: A indian study of 191 children (median age, 3 years), 69 (36.1%) developed adverse drug reactions. Most common symptoms were vomiting (16.2%) followed ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flu vaccine (shot): The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
39 years experience Pediatrics
Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
TDAP: Adults have been given an additional component to the original tetanus vaccine for many years now. So it now includes tetanus, diphtheria and pertuss ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and more:: The tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). All of these are serious, potentially deadly illnesses caused b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Good Health: The oldest current standard immunization is from the mid-20th century. There are no known serious long term side effects. The long lasting effects are ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varied: Many people experience a flu like illness after the vaccine. Some have an allergic reaction to it. Fever, cough, runny nose can all happen. It is a de ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies: It is a live virus vaccine.Most common side effect is: patients can develop measles (mild version) 7-14 days afterwards. Can have fever and a measles ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is possible. 1 out of 14000 can have a seizure after receiving the acellular pertussis vaccine.
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