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How Often Are You Supposed To Get A Tetanus Shot
5-10 years: For adults, the overall recommendation is every 5-10 years. The current DPT shot is tdap and covers pertussis or whooping cough. It is recommended at least once from age 10-11 years. It is also recommended again if you are caring for a baby under a year of age, if you have not had it in the past year. ...Read more
How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Dtap and tdap. ...Read more
Mammogram schedule: When & how often to get mammograms at what age varies depending upon who you ask (as well as your Family History). Check out http://goo.gl/sg2NP7, http://goo.gl/vJyiUL & http://goo.gl/3eu4HP. In general, recommendations start at 40-50yo for low risk individuals. This is best addressed by your Family Doc. For more prevention & screening options calc, check out http://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/index.jsp ...Read more
Tdap at11yrsThen10yr: These days all children who have had 5 doses of DPT Vaccine up to the age4to6.Are advised to get a Tdap Adult vaccine at age 11 and a booster after 10 years,So far only one booster of Tdap is recommended and then DT every 10 years to protect against Diptheria and Teatanus So if you have not had Tdap booster.You should get it as immunity to Pertussis goes down and you are at risk of getting Pertuss ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Influenza: vaccine is recommended annually. There may still be some protective value the second year - but annual is still recommended. ...Read more
From age 9 to 26: The currently approved vaccine Gardasil is recommended for both males/females age 9 through 26. It is a series of 3 doses and if you started first dose while 26, you should/can finish the series even after turning 27--and most insurance would cover that. It is not approved for other age groups, yet. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lasts 4 to 5 years: The benefits of the shot last 4 or 5 years. ...Read more
Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Variable: Whenever normal ovulation and menstrual cycles resume, pregnancy is possible after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is a powerful hormone that remains in the body for about 105 days after the last injection. Return to ovulation may take several months. ...Read more
Do you know when you get a booster; does it need to be the same brand vaccine as the ones you had previously?
Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein.As the germ spores begin to form an infection, it will eventually be able to make tetanus toxin and cause tetanus.Some injuries are more likely than others to expose you to tetanus, but any break in the skin might.A booster every 10 yrs is simple protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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