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Does getting the dtap vaccine hurt?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sometimes: There is occasionally some tenderness, which quickly passes.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
DTaP VACCINE/HURT?: Dtap vaccine is given to babies and it must hurt as they can not say but they cry when you give them. I have given thousands of dtap vaccines and all babies cry, because they are given polio, hib, hepb, pneumococcal vaccines at the same time, they finally stop crying so the hurt is short lived.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Any shot will hurt some, but this one is no worse than the others and is less so than some.

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