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I got a tdap vaccine yesterday and now I am sick like a cold? Related or coincidence?

I got a tdap vaccine yesterday and now I am sick like a cold? Related or coincidence?

Vaccine reaction: Your getting a cold may just be coincidental. Side effects from tdap are usually fever, body aches and pains, malaise (not feeling well), feeling of tiredness, pain on injection site, etc but not nasal conestion, runny nose, sneezing or cough. ...Read more

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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What would happen if the Tdap vaccine was accidentally given in a blood vessel? Had shot two days ago - would I be sick by now?

What would happen if the Tdap vaccine was accidentally given in a blood vessel? Had shot two days ago - would I be sick by now?

If anything did: It is hard to conceive of where in the shoulder you could find a blood vessel large enough to thread with a needle & push in the shot. They are just not there to allow it. If you were allergic to any component of the vaccine, the bad ones start to show up within the hour. ...Read more

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What if a blood vessel was hit when getting injected with Tdap vaccine? Would I be sick by now if I had gotten the vaccine in a vein??

What if a blood vessel was hit when getting injected with Tdap vaccine? Would I be sick by now if I had gotten the vaccine in a vein??

Tdap injection: The deltoid muscle is the site of injection for Tdap and most other vaccines in adults. That area is chosen because there are no major veins or arteries in the vicinity. It should have been relatively obvious to the person injecting the shot if they hit a vein or not - so I really doubt this happened. Vaccines may make you feel mildly unwell -because they're stimulating your immune system to fight ...Read more

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My mother tdap vaccine yesterday and there is lump which developed today. Is it some thing normal or do we need to take any medicine to avoid it?

My mother tdap vaccine yesterday and there is lump which developed today. Is it some thing normal or do we need to take any medicine to avoid it?

Common: The vaccine is injected into muscle, which can develop such a lump lasting a few days in response. You can ignore it or treat it with comfort measures. It is no considered a worrisome reaction. ...Read more

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At 2:30pm today, I got a TDAP vaccine that was required for work. It is now 6:30pm. I am worried about possible allergic reactions. If I haven't had a reaction yet, is it safe to say that I won't have a reaction at all?

At 2:30pm today, I got a TDAP vaccine that was required for work. It is now 6:30pm. I am worried about possible allergic reactions. If I haven't had a reaction yet, is it safe to say that I won't have a reaction at all?

Paranoia: The rare IgE reactions that cause difficulty breathing/potential for death will be apparent within 30 min most, with an an exceedingly few others that might show up later. Rashes or other minor reactions may come up within a day or so. If you have had time to submit this question and have us respond, you are past the vulnerable interval. ...Read more

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I recently got the tdap vaccine and now have had terrible headaches for 2 days now?

I recently got the tdap vaccine and now have had terrible headaches for 2 days now?

Normal reaction: Need to see your md if headaches are more than 5-7 days and waking you up at night and not releived by pain medications. ...Read more

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I got a Tdap vaccine 8 days ago. My arm still really hurts. I'm a 35 year old female. Is this normal?

I got a Tdap vaccine 8 days ago. My arm still really hurts. I'm a 35 year old female. Is this normal?

Local reaction: Local reaction at the site of Tdap injection is not unusual, usually redness swelling, warmth and pain. Headache, low grade fever or tiredness sometimes occur. This is usually self resolving. Take care ...Read more

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I just got a TDAP vaccine on 1/12. Since then, my arm has been killing me and today, 1/14, I have a slight fever of 99.2. Is this a normal reaction?

I just got a TDAP vaccine on 1/12. Since then, my arm has been killing me and today, 1/14, I have a slight fever of 99.2. Is this a normal reaction?

YES: You can have local pain in the arm were the vaccine was given and also a low grade fevers for a few days. All those symptoms seem normal, typically resolve in a day or two. ...Read more

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Is getting tdap vaccine twice bad?

Is getting tdap vaccine twice bad?

No: Our instincts suggest your immune system may react more vigorously and give you a more tender arm but recent studies suggest that is not the case. Thus, while not needed, the upshot is getting two doses of tdap is not harmful not even more painful--just unnecessary. ...Read more

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When do u get a tdap vaccine shot?

When do u get a tdap vaccine shot?

Tdap shots: Tdap shots are routinely given at age of 11 years, but can be given as early as age 7, for children who missed a dose of dtap vaccine. Adults over age of 19, should get a dose of tdap and booster every 10 years.. ...Read more

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What age should you get a tdap vaccine?

What age should you get a tdap vaccine?

AT 11 YEARS AGE AND: First dose of tdap is recommended at age of 11 years, and booster every 10 years. ...Read more

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How much time does the tdap vaccine last?

10 YEARS: If one has had primary vaccination with Dtap pediatric in the first 4 to 6 years
Tdap is given at age of 11 years or in 6ht grade and will last for 10 years and recommended a booster every 10 years
But those who did not get the pediatric DTap vaccine given in firsr 4to6 years need to complete the initial series to be fully protected ...Read more

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Why did a local reaction to the Tdap vaccine not occur until the day after I had the shot?

Why did a local reaction to the Tdap vaccine not occur until the day after I had the shot?

Takes time: The scary life threatening reactions occur within the hour. Other less worrisome reactions take time to set off a response by the various body systems involved. ...Read more

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What happens if I get the tdap vaccine, how long will it be before I'm fully immunized?

Depends on your past: It depends on your past immunization
If you have had primary immunization with dpt pediatric vaccine 5 doses given before age 6.Then you need a booster every 10 years only
Otherwise you start with primary immunization and booster after 10 years ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to only get the Tdap vaccine once in your lifetime, if it only protects against pertussis for a few years?

Why is it recommended to only get the Tdap vaccine once in your lifetime, if it only protects against pertussis for a few years?

Explanation: All adults already immunized in early childhood and teenager age to DtaP and TdaP. P is for pertussis. Usually average time of immunity after vaccination just around 10 years. TdaP now recommended for pregnant women for prevention newborn babies, who is very vulnerable. And boost mother, s immunity to diphtheria. In some country that is important as well. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my infant had his tdap vaccine, can he still get pertussis?

What do you suggest if my infant had his tdap vaccine, can he still get pertussis?

Depends: The shot helps build immunity but has its limitations. If faced with a heavy exposure anyone can get pertussis at any age. Their intensity of symptoms would vary. The kids risk of dying with it is eliminated with a single dose, but the best protection requires the complete series and boosters as scheduled. Even immunized folks can become carriers in an epidemic. Get them all and you have done enough. ...Read more

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I recently got the Tdap vaccine and would like to know if that vaccine would protect my five month old daughter because I am breastfeeding?

I recently got the Tdap vaccine and would like to know if that vaccine would protect my five month old daughter because I am breastfeeding?

Yes and no: Your TdaP makes sure you will not carry pertussis from your outside life to the baby, but the antibodies you pass have minimal benefit for these conditions. The antibodies in breast milk are secretory IGA that helps some by preventing germs from adhering to the digestive tract. Only the babies shots will help develop strong enough protection to avoid the illnesses prevented by the vaccine. ...Read more

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How long is the tdap vaccine effective for?

EFFECTIVE 10 YEARS: It is recommended a booster be given every ten years, as first tdap is given at age of 11, to children who have completed primary vaccination ate age four with five doses of dtap, that is three doses in first year, one in second year after age 15 months, fifth at or after age 4 years.
Only exception is if there is a dirty cut after 5 years than a booster of tetanus toxoid or combined tdap may be given. ...Read more

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I didn't get my Tdap vaccine yet and I am supposed to be induced very soon, should I get it before induction or immediately after delivery?

Sooner the better: Taken early enough, this can help you develop antibodies you share with baby and increase babies protection against germs in their most vulnerable early months. After delivery, it just helps you not get the germs and give them to baby. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to conceive after recieving the tdap vaccine?

How long do I have to wait to conceive after recieving the tdap vaccine?

No wait needed.: Tdap is recommended for intended parents prior to pregnancy. If someone is currently pregnant we recommend waiting until after 20 weeks, preferably in the third trimester. The vaccine is not a live vaccine so no worries about transmission to a pregnancy if you concieved in the near future. ...Read more

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


Dr. Kimberly Fortner
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Tdap Vaccine (Definition)

Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine. ...Read more