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Doctor insights on: Is The Dtp Vaccine A Live Vaccine

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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 convincing evidence is there for DTP vaccine's value?

What convincing evidence is there for DTP vaccine's value?

Look to west coast: In 2014 we lost about 40 babies to whooping cough, mostly on the west coast among anti-vaccine families. There were in excess of 40,000 cases nationwide.Back in the mid 1990's, we had only 2500 cases/yr nationwide and no deaths. The germs are around and ready to infect or kill.The success of the DTP has made many think it is no longer an issue. So sad. ...Read more

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF DTP VACCINE GIVEN TO AN ADULT(50 YRS AGE), HOW TO MANAGE ?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF DTP VACCINE GIVEN TO AN ADULT(50 YRS AGE), HOW TO MANAGE
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Monitor Closely: The DTP vaccine is no longer used in the USA since the 1990's and was replaced with DTap and Tdap which cause less reactions such as high fever, neurologic disorders, allergic reactions, & more. The adult (Tdap) contains less D & aP concentrations to curtail reactions. Most reactions are seen in the first 24 to 72 hrs. Recommend close monitoring; see your doctor for development of any symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the DTP vaccine?

What are the side effects of the DTP vaccine?

Fever/Iritability/: Commonest side efeects are 1mild fever 2injection site soreness 3 irritability 4vomiting some will vomit 1to3days 5drowsiness, lasts a day or two 6 rarely allergic or hypersensitivity reactions, can happen few hours after the vaccine is given.I t require immediate medical attention as it can lead to difficulty breathing and shock.It can cause high fever seizures and inconsolable crying for several. ...Read more

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Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Is it ok if a child delayed doses of DTP vaccine?

Should not: The schedule of immunizations, as structured by the aap, gives the optimal timing of when immunizations should be given. While there is some latitude, they should be administered when recommended. To do otherwise leaves the child potentially susceptible to preventable infections, pertussis being an example--as recent outbreaks in areas of the country where the immunization rate is low or delayed. ...Read more

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When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

When were the polio, dtp, and Hib vaccines first given to infants?

Individual vaccines: were developed first: Tetanus, 1914; Pertussis, 1918; Diphtheria, 1923. DTP was licensed in 1949. Inactivated Polio Vaccine, 1955; trivalent live attenuated Polio vaccine, 1963. Combined Measkes, Mumps, Rubella, 1971, also after individual vaccines. Conjugated Haemophilus Influenzae type B, 1988. See www.immunize.org/timeline/ for more. ...Read more

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If you had 5 doses of DTP vaccines when you were a child, when's your next tdap vaccine?

If you had 5 doses of DTP vaccines when you were a child, when's your next tdap vaccine?

Tdap vaccine: Tdap is recommended at 11years of age, and after that every 10 years. ...Read more

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Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Can a child catch up or substitute 2 doses of DTP vaccines for 1 delayed dose of td vaccine?

Not sure: I'm not sure i understand the question. If the 8 year old child has 3 dtap shots (so they are missing 2), and the pediatrician gives one tdap (not td) that should bring their vaccines up to date. ...Read more

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Mild fever 5 days after DTP, Pnuemococal,and rotavirus vaccine. she 3m old. is it ok?

Mild fever 5 days after DTP, Pnuemococal,and rotavirus vaccine. she 3m old. is it ok?

Post vaccine fever: Low grade fever after vaccinations is common in infants. Please make sure the vaccination site(s) are not indurated, (tender ,red and bumpy) and she is feeding well. Keep acetaminophen on board as needed. I would take her back to your pediatrician if fever persists more than a week to make sure there is no other reason for it. ...Read more

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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