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In what grade do children need a tetanus shot booster?

In what grade do children need a tetanus shot booster?

4 yrs and 11 yrs: Tetanus boosters are given at kindergarten entry (4 or 5 years old) in the form of dtap. Then a different vaccine, tdap, which contains a tetanus booster is given again at age 11. A tetanus shot is good for 5-10 years. If there is an injury and the last tetanus shot was more than 5 years ago, then a booster may be needed right away. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a vaccinated with a booster shot adult to get whooping cough?

How likely is it for a vaccinated with a booster shot adult to get whooping cough?

Odd wording: The material in the TdaP is not alive and cannot give anybody whooping cough. An adult who has not received a whooping cough booster within the past 10 years has the potential to get it if exposed (immunity has weakened).Adults can get a terrible chronic cough (3+months) but are not terribly sick from it. The main worry comes if they pass it to a small infant who can die from it. ...Read more

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How many years after the first shingle vaccine should I get a booster? I presume a booster will be needed.

How many years after the first shingle vaccine should I get a booster? I presume a booster will be needed.

No data: There is recommendation on package insert re approval or need for booster. At this time it is administered once after age 50. ...Read more

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When do kids need a booster of varicella vaccine?

When do kids need a booster of varicella vaccine?

Age 4-6 years: The first vaccine for varicella is given at 12 months of age. A booster is given at ages 4-6, prior to kindergarten entry. ...Read more

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How often should an adult receive the tetanus vaccine?

How often should an adult receive the tetanus vaccine?

About ten years: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at- http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/ great material there. Will answer all possible questions. ...Read more

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What's the difference in td and tdap? We were vaccinated for whooping cough 2yrs ago. Does that count as a tetanus shot too or have i misunderstood?

What's the difference in td and tdap?  We were vaccinated for whooping cough 2yrs ago. Does that count as a tetanus shot too or have i misunderstood?

Tdap: Tdap contains both tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), so yes that does count as a tetanus shot. Close household contacts of young infants should receive tdap to protect them from whooping cough, which can be deadly. Also pregnant woman should receive a dose with each pregnancy. Tetanus shots protect against tetanus for clean cuts for 10 yrs, for "dirty" (rusty or dirty wounds) 5 yrs. ...Read more

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When should adolescents and adults get vaccinated against tetanus? Should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

When should adolescents and adults get vaccinated against tetanus? Should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

Tdap if not had: Tdap if they have not had tdap in past s tdap is only gIven once and then every 10 years boostr TD If they had tdap in past then td will be ok ...Read more

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How often can I need a DPT shot to remain immune to pertussis?

How often can I need a DPT shot to remain immune to pertussis?

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 ...Read more

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Can you get tetanus 7 years after a booster shot?

UNLIKELY: Most are considered well covered by a booster within 10 years. Some recommend those working in high risk environments like landscaping and gardening consider boosters every 5 yr. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine done?

Where do I go to get a diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine done?

Other options: Some doctor's offices do not keep in stock all the different kinds of vaccines. Check before making an appointment. Most local health departments have the correct vaccines for different ages. I do not recommend retail walk in clinics, since they do not have you or your child's complete immunization record. Think of your doctors office as your "medical home". ...Read more

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How much can a tetanus booster (tdap) cost?

How much can a tetanus booster (tdap) cost?

DependsWhereYouLIVE: It depends on where you live,The cost of vaccine and cost can be anywhere from 80 DOLLARS at Minute Clinic at CVS pharmacy,and 120 dollars at doctors offce At walgren pharmacy it is 65Dollars The vaccine is covered y most insurance ...Read more

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When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

Tdap, Usually: Unless there is a specific reason not to vaccinate against pertussis (whooping cough) such as a previous allergic reaction, tdap is preferred. Currently, people 65 and older can receive a dose of tdap, with boosters of td every 10 years. ...Read more

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Where can I get a tetanus shot with no thimerosal?

Where can I get a tetanus shot with no thimerosal?

No thimerosal : There is no thimerosal in current vaccines in the us. A booster should be available at any vaccine provider. At your age a combination vaccine, the tdap is recommended & will boost your protection from tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (preventing you from giving it to babies). ...Read more

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I received a DPT shot about 9 years ago. With the current epidemic of pertussis in ca, willl i be covered or should I seek another one?

Relative need: As an adult your risks with pertussis are minimal except that the infection can produce a nasty bronchitis & chronic cough for 3+ months & you could pass it on to a small infant. Use of the tdap every 10 years is considered enough for prevention. ...Read more

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How often should a healthy person get the shingles vaccine--every 5 years?

How often should a healthy person get the shingles vaccine--every 5 years?

One dose after 60: The cdc at this time recommends one dose for people over the age of 60. Their investigations into the need for booster shots have not yet shown an advantage, but you might check at 5 year intervals with your doctor or in the literature as time goes by. It is really unpleasant from what i've heard. Best! ...Read more

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Should I get the pertussis vaccine as an adult?

Should I get the pertussis vaccine as an adult?

Yes: Pertussis is the cause of whooping cough. There has been an increased incidence of whooping cough in the United States. All adults and teenagers should get a pertussis booster. It is very important if you are around infants. ...Read more

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