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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dtap (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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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Will it hurt if a teenager gets the dtap twice?

Will it hurt if a teenager gets the dtap twice?

No: This happens often enough when schools vaccinate and fail to pass along the information to the kids doc, or vise versa, that we have data to review. The kids have no negative response other than being disappointed about getting an extra shot. ...Read more

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Child got 2 dtap shots in one visit. Is that harmful?

Child got 2 dtap shots in one visit. Is that harmful?

No problem: Other than the pain of an extra stick, this is not a problem. The extra shot material will not add significantly to the kids immune response or interfere with the first. A "reaction" to the vaccine would occur with any amount of material given. ...Read more

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How could you catch a disease that dtap is supposed to prevent?

See below: With time, the immunity provided from the vaccine can decrease. Also the effectiveness of the dtap vaccine varies from 50 to 90 percent. ...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