A member asked:

Haven't had immunizations since childhood. am 36 now. should i get a tetatnus booster? is it safe or even necessary to get after so long?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The safety and effectiveness of vaccines, specifically the TdaP booster you should get soon is wonderful.If you want to avoid life threatening problems like tetanus and diphtheria, they are a relative bargain.The pertussis part is more a public health issue,it would likely only cause you a bad bronchitis (the 100 days cough) but you could unknowingly spread it to an infant who could die from it.

Answered Mar 8, 2019



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