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Is The Dtp Vaccine A Live Vaccine
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tdap vaccine: Tdap is recommended at 11years of age, and after that every 10 years. ...Read more
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
My son should receive a DTP vaccine. But these days he had a running nose and no fever (for now) it's ok to receive the vaccine anyway?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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