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what is tdap vaccine for

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
No: Our instincts suggest your immune system may react more vigorously and give you a more tender arm but recent studies suggest that is not the case. Thu ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it will not harm: No it will not harm you

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Tdap shots: Tdap shots are routinely given at age of 11 years, but can be given as early as age 7, for children who missed a dose of dtap vaccine.Adults over age ... Read More
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Tdap vaccine : A tdap vaccine is given at age 11, 16 years & every 5 years after . The 1ry series of Dtap is given to children starting at age 2 mos, 4 mos, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
AT 11 YEARS AGE AND : First dose of tdap is recommended at age of 11 years, and booster every 10 years.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Tetanus booster: Tetanus boosters should be taken every 10 years, including one Tdap booster for teens or adults.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Combination vaccine: It contains more tetanus toxoid, than diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis. (hence big t and little d and p).These antigens are introduced by in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
TdaP: Your local health department can help.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
Coincidence: Tdap sometimes causes physical symptoms other than arm soreness, but not cold symptoms. For info about vaccines and their side effects go to cdc web s ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Takes time: The scary life threatening reactions occur within the hour. Other less worrisome reactions take time to set off a response by the various body systems ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: When given to a 2 month old with an immature immune system its benefits begin to wain within 3-6 months(which is why they get boosters). If given to a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes. There should be: no affect on the inoculation.

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