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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Dtap (Overview)

DTaP is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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What is tdap and dtap, and why is the difference needed?

What is tdap and dtap, and why is the difference needed?

DifferentFormulation: Dtap is the pediatric vaccine given to children from 2 months to 6 years of age Tdap is given from 11years on and adults Both are different formulation ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
73 doctors shared insights

Dtap (Overview)

DTaP is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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When should my child receive his dtap shots?

When should my child receive his dtap shots?

2, 4, 6, 15 months: The usual schedule for dtap shots in normal babies is at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and a booster at 12-18 months. Another booster is at 4-5 years, and then the tdap booster is at 11 years. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if tdap and dtap shots are the same thing?

Hi docs, can you tell me if tdap and dtap shots are the same thing?

DifferentFormulation: Dtap is the pediatric vaccine given to children from 2 months to 6 years of age Tdap is given from 11years on and adults Both are different formulation and protect you against Diptheria,Tetanus&Pertussis ...Read more

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Is it safe to skip a dtap shot if my baby had a bad reaction in the past?

Is it safe to skip a dtap shot if my baby had a bad reaction in the past?

Generally NO: It depends upon what the reaction was. Fussiness, fever, or soreness are aggravating, but not overly dangerous. An anaphylactic (severe allergic) or severe neurological reaction may be the only reasons not to immunize again. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does getting the dtap vaccine hurt?

Does getting the dtap vaccine hurt?

Sometimes: There is occasionally some tenderness, which quickly passes. ...Read more

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Do dtap immunization contain anything dangerous?

Absolutely not..: What is dangerous is the disease trying to be prevented. Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis are all killers. ...Read more

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I read in the news the dtap vaccine is less effective than once thought?

Yes: The formulation of the vaccine changed in 1997 and it is believed that the immunity does not last as long as previous vaccine. ...Read more

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How to know if bad side effects are very common with the dtap shot?

Check sources: I have been giving the vaccine since its introduction. After almost 2 decades I have seen no problems after thousands of doses. Check with the cdcat www.Cdc.Gov for their review of the data. The garbage put out by the vaccine haters have lead to an increase of whooping cough in the us from 2, 500 in the 90's to 40, 000 last year with 30+ deaths. Vaccines are good, avoiding the can be deadly. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of rotavirus and dtap vaccine? My son threw up after these vaccines.

Not from vaccines: Dtap and rotavirus vaccines are not the cause of vomiting in your son. Most likely it's something else like a virus etc. if vomiting persists or he develops new symptoms like diarrhea or fever have him evaluated for infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to dtap?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to dtap?

See below:: Dtap may cause the following mild side effects, which usually last only a few days: •fever/fussinessrash •redness or swelling at the injection site •tenderness/soreness at the injection site becoming infected with diphtheria, pertussis, or tetanus is much more dangerous to your health than receiving the vaccine to protect against these diseases! ...Read more

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18 mo dtap 8/19 mon that night fever next day vomit2x diarrhea x3days wed hives/rash at inject site rash spread to les scant on torso now adversereac?

18 mo dtap 8/19 mon that night fever next day vomit2x diarrhea x3days wed hives/rash at inject site rash spread to les scant on torso now adversereac?

Possible: Possible adverse reaction or may be another viral illness that happened at the same time please report this to the office who gave that dtap vaccine. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need the dtap vaccine again if I've already had it?

Do you think I'll need the dtap vaccine again if I've already had it?

Depends on variables: The benefit provided by this combination vaccine is maintained when you complete the primary series and boosters when appropriate. Most complete their primary series in childhood, with a booster in early adolescence. Many adults now get the TdaP once in midlife if they are going to be around young infants to decrease risk they could carry pertussis to a baby. ...Read more

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What is it like to get the dtap while pregnant?

Hurts a little: This is a newer use of a vaccine now formulated for adults. Most have little or no reaction to the injection beyond the initial discomfort. ...Read more

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Can you get dtap 1 month apart?

Can you get dtap 1 month apart?

Not recommended: 42 days is the recommended minimum interval for the first three in the series. ...Read more

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When should my child receive his dtap shots?

2, 4, 6, 15 months: The usual schedule for dtap shots in normal babies is at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and a booster at 12-18 months. Another booster is at 4-5 years, and then the tdap booster is at 11 years. ...Read more

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Do you think I can use a double dose of dtap infantrix?

Confusing question: TdaP is the formulation for adults. It consists of the same amount of Tetanus and Pertussis material as the infant vaccine.There is a reduced amount of Diphtheria material to match the needs of adults and reduce shot reactions. A double dose of childhood vaccine would provide no additional benefit but increase the chance of a shot reaction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use a double dose of dtap infantrix in adults?

No: The adult tdap is actually a lower dose of antigen than that the dtap used in babies and younger children. It is thought that the dose has to be lower for older children and adults to avoid high fevers and possible seizures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to dtap?

See below:: Dtap may cause the following mild side effects, which usually last only a few days: •fever/fussinessrash •redness or swelling at the injection site •tenderness/soreness at the injection site becoming infected with diphtheria, pertussis, or tetanus is much more dangerous to your health than receiving the vaccine to protect against these diseases! ...Read more