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9 How Often Should Adults Have A Tetanus Booster Shot
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Starting practicum at a hospital in canada and i'm wondering if I should get a polio booster shot. I had 5 dose vaccination as a child 15+ years ago.
Polio: It can't hurt to have an additional polio shot. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should adolescents and adults get vaccinated against tetanus? Should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?
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
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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