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Side effects of whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Whooping cough TDAP: This vaccine causes some significant muscle soreness with the shot. But, this should quickly resolve and be normal.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Swelling: Mostly local pain, redness and swelling. Possibly fever. Thanks for taking an active interest in your health and your family's health!

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
No: They can't really study meds/vaccines in pregnant women because of the liability if harm comes to the baby. So the vaccine hasn't been studied in pre... Read More
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Tdap - Pertussis : The tdap vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women at any gestational age. It is safe for pregnant women. It is preferably given from 27-36 week... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Try....: Apply an anesthetic cream called Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) to the site 45 minutes prior to the injection. Apply heat afterward. And try to relax... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: It is possible. 1 out of 14000 can have a seizure after receiving the acellular pertussis vaccine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: I usually give the final whooping cough booster at 11 or 12,but the same TdaP could be given to any teen or adult that wanted to boost their immunity... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Very common: It is quite common to develop a slight local reaction, such as a bump on the arm, after pertussis vaccine. Best treatment is a cold compress (wet a wa... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No: In order to give the infant protection from the vaccine being given to you, it would have to have been given while the baby was inside, in utero. Now... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
None available: All of the pertussis vaccines available in the US are combined with tetanus.

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