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Pain And Booster Shots
Can tetanus and booster shots hurt, because I am absolutely terrified of shots, i can not handle them at all. Please help?
On a scale of 1-10 how important is it to get tetanus booster shots? And what is the probability that i would ever contract tetanus?
I received 5 shots of Rabipur a couple of years ago and a couple of booster shots a month ago. Do I need more shots if Iget bitten again this month?
Depends: It depends entirely on what vaccines have already been administered. Typically a thirteen year old who has been up-to-date is not due for anything for a few years. That assumes that they received the Gardasil series, menactra, and Adacel in the previous two years. Mantoux, though not technically a vaccine, may be also be needed depending on the region of the country and subsequent risk factors. ...Read more
Relatives will stay for a month after my baby is born. Two of them haven't gotten their tdap booster shots. For how many years are they covered? Five?
Booster Protection: Five to 10 years is estimated duration of booster protection. Like most biological properties the lines are not hard and fast. There is tremendous variation. The most important thing for you to remember is that no harm is done even if the booster is repeated one year apart, so if someone does not recall when he or she last got a booster, it is OK to get one now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?
Usually not needed.: As a general rule, most adults in the United States who were either born before 1957 or who had two doses of MMR as a child will likely not need a measles booster shot as an adult. There are more details to this story, and the complete recommendations can be found at www.CDC.gov/vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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