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How Many D Ta P Vaccinations Does My Baby Need
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
How many days after a dtap vaccination should we wait before an 15 hour plane trip with a 6 month old baby?
Not usually: Fever is the body's response to an illness, leading to activation of the immune system. Vaccinations are designed to teach the immune system how to fight off specific infections. This activation of the immune system can lead to a mild elevation of the temperature and is a normal reaction. Please let your doctor know if the fever is excessive, the child acts unusual, or you have other concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter will be 6 weeks & I'am freaking about all her vaccinations. Is there anything I should be worried about especially with Dtap vaccine?
Risk/benefit : Its best for the baby to be a protected.Congrats on vaccinating your baby and keeping your family safe! Babies can get local swelling, redness, and fever with the dtp vaccine, specifically. This pales in comparison to the risk of not getting dtp, babies are dying from pertussis nationally due to a drop in vaccine rates! http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/outbreaks/trends.html ...Read more
Got a cut on the finger from rusty iron, worried about tetanus. Last dTAP vaccination booster was 8 years ago. Is there anything to worry about?
Tetnus: Old and rusty is a set up for infection. Thoroughly cleaning the wound is the start. Cover it with an antibiotic ointment and band aid and see the doctor. For a dirty wound a tetanus vaccine is required if more than 5 years since the last one. Also oral antibiotic treatment to prevent other infections maybe required. Go see the doctor!! ...Read more
My 5yrold developed a rash on her upper arm/shoulder where she received 4 vaccinations 2 days ago: DTaP, IPOL, MMR, Varivax. Ok? Apply hydrocortisone?
What to do if I had the dtap vaccine as a child in the late 1980's. now that I am a pregnant adult, do I need it again in order to protect my baby when it is born?
Tdap: In October 2012, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend that health care personnel should give Tdap during each pregnancy irrespective of the patient's prior history of receiving Tdap (or Td). To maximize the maternal antibody response and passive transfer to the infant, optimal timing for Tdap administration is between 27 and 36w gestation. Supported by AGOG. ...Read more
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