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Do i have to see a specialist to get a diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine ordered?

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Dr. Michael Blum
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Easily Obtained: Your pediatric office has this vaccine for all children. Some offices will offer the tdap (adult version) to parents. Local health departments stock this. Remember, as an adult, if you need a "tetanus" shot, always ask for the "full version" which would include diptheria and pertussis (whooping cough) too. This will aid in protecting or cocooning younger children and babies from these diseases.
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Where do I go to get a diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine done?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Doctor's office: Your medical doctor can give you all the necessary immunization.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

How long does the diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine last?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics 24 years experience
5-10 years: You recieve doses of dtap at 2mo, 4mo, 6mo and then 15mo. Then a booster again at 4 years of age. Then another at age 11. And then every 5-10 years (according to some experts). If fully immunized.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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