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Is it safe to skip a dtap shot if my baby had a bad reaction in the past?

Is it safe to skip a dtap shot if my baby had a bad reaction in the past?

Generally NO: It depends upon what the reaction was. Fussiness, fever, or soreness are aggravating, but not overly dangerous. An anaphylactic (severe allergic) or severe neurological reaction may be the only reasons not to immunize again. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my baby ran a fever after her first dtap vaccination, should I skip the next one?

If my baby ran a fever after her first dtap vaccination, should I skip the next one?

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 more

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Should I skip the dtap vaccine?

Should I skip the dtap vaccine?

Skip dtap vaccine: Why would you like to do that.I suppose this question is for a child.Dtap vaccine is very important vaccine and it protects the children againt three deadly diseases, tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.It will be a very bad idea to skip this important vaccine. ...Read more

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Should I skip the next polio vaccine for my infant if she had a really bad reaction with the first?

Should I skip the next polio vaccine for my infant if she had a really bad reaction with the first?

No; confirm first!: Discuss the reaction with your doctor and then make your decision. It's likely the reaction was not due to the vaccine. The polio vaccine side effects are mild, but polio is a devastating disease. This is a case where the risk of the disease is much greater than the risk of the vaccine! i would encourage you to vaccinate. ...Read more

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My son had convulsions and his fever reached 104 f. Is this a common reaction from the dtap shot?

My son had convulsions and his fever reached 104 f. Is this a common reaction from the dtap shot?

Maybe: It would have been common 25 years ago when we were using the whole cell DTP vaccine. Today with the acellular vaccine it is rarely the cause of any reaction.The prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine (pneumoccal) is often given at the same time and I have seen more fevers since this vaccine was added to the group given. ...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

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My 3 mth old baby had to get his hepatitis b; polio; dtap shots over again, why?

My 3 mth old baby had to get his hepatitis b; polio; dtap shots over again, why?

Building immunity: The infant has a weak immune memory, leaving the protection from single vaccines to a duration of months rather than years unless they receive booster doses. After the boosters are given, and the kid gets older, the protection can last years.Even then, some will require boosting (tetanus) well into old age to maintain a protective level. ...Read more

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I had a Dtap shot after I had a baby 5yrs ago.And boosters before that.Yesterday I cut myself on a rusty nail,drew a little blood.Chances of Tetanus?

I had a Dtap shot after I had a baby 5yrs ago.And boosters before that.Yesterday I cut myself on a rusty nail,drew a little blood.Chances of Tetanus?

It is good for 10 yr: Working in urgent care our routine is to administer a tetanus booster to anyone who has a cut such as yours (puncture with dirty instrument) if the last booster was over 5 years. In your case it would probably be wise to get the booster. ...Read more