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how often can i need a dpt shot to remain immune to pertussis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
10 years.: Actually reimmunization for diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis are 10 years for maitenance of immune response. They can be given separately!
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Changing Data: The latest research data is suggesting that the immune response to the current vaccine may wane as soon as 2-3 years! stay tuned for changing recommendations.
Answered on Jul 8, 2013
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Tdap at11yrsThen10yr: These days all children who have had 5 doses of DPT Vaccine up to the age4to6.Are advised to get a Tdap Adult vaccine at age 11 and a booster after 10 years,So far only one booster of Tdap is recommended and then DT every 10 years to protect against Diptheria and Teatanus So if you have not had Tdap booster.You should get it as immunity to Pertussis goes down and you are at risk of getting Pertuss
Answered on Dec 27, 2015

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