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How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

Six: Dr kwok's answer is correct, but in addition, a tdap booster is recommended to be given at least once to all adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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I had dtap vaccine last year and only 3/4 of dose went in. A bit squirted on my arm. Will i still be covered?

I had dtap vaccine last year and only 3/4 of dose went in. A bit squirted on my arm. Will i still be covered?

Probably: Usually a bit "comes out" after the injection - you are probably covered. You should talk to your doctor (or where you got the vaccine) to see if they agree or if you should have a booster. ...Read more

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Just got dtap vaccine and a lot of the vaccine liquid sprayed out where the needle and vial connect. They had to give me half of another dose.Why did that happen?

Vaccine issue: Would think the needle was not securely fastened to the hub of the syringe. That would be my guess. Not uncommon, but should not happen. WHen one does an injection, must take their time and do it well. Sorry that happened. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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How does the dtap vaccine last?

How does the dtap vaccine last?

Depends: If the patient has never received a dose, or is an infant with an immature immune system, the benefit of a single dose is variable.Months for the infant, and maybe a year or so for the adult. If a person (any age) has completed the primary series of childhood doses, the booster lasts 5-10 yrs. ...Read more

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How is the dtap vaccine effective?

Dtap vaccine: It is very effective, the immunity lasts for up to 10 years , but now it is recommended to get a booster shot every 5 years instead of 10. I hope that answers your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does getting the dtap vaccine hurt?

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

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Can dtap vaccine be given as 3 shots?

Dtap vaccine: To complete the series and be properly immunised the babies are given 3 dtap shots in first year, 4th shot in 2nd year and a booster between 4 and 6.After that every child needs a booster every 10 years.So three tdap shots 2 months apart, is the minimum to get primary immunity in adults and than booster every 10 years, but vaccine for adults is different, it is not dtap but tdap. ...Read more

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How does the dtap vaccine site look like?

How does the dtap vaccine site look like?

Same as any shot: It's a small hole or scab, barely visible. Sometimes it gets a bit red or swollen, in which case a warm compress can help. In the rare occasion that it's very swollen and very tender, there might be an infection, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if i need the dtap vaccine again?

How to tell if i need the dtap vaccine again?

AskYour Doctor(Tdap): DTap Vaccine is given to children younger than age 7 only.It is pediatric vaccine given at 2-4-6 and 15 to 18 months&booster4 to6years age Tdap is vaccine given to children 11 years to 19 years of age and to adults. Tdap is given to adults only once in life time.Only exception is in pregnancy it is adviced with each pregnancy You getDTvaccine every10years If you never had tdap Vaccine ever get it ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Dtap (Definition)

DTaP is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more