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Does getting the dtap vaccine hurt?

Does getting the dtap vaccine hurt?

Sometimes: There is occasionally some tenderness, which quickly passes. ...Read more

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Severe Vaccine Reaction (Definition)

Studies using these systems are ongoing and none to date have confirmed reports of any significant association between most vaccines and severe side effects that would outweigh the benefits of these important and lifesaving agents. No vaccine is 100% safe. Allergic and serious reactions are possible. In 2 cases, the early oral live polio vaccine and the first rotavirus vaccine, problems did occur, and some were serious. It is important to note, however, that even in these cases, the vaccines were withdrawn and the severe events were still far fewer than the number of lives saved. Both of these vaccines have been changed ...Read more


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Can dtap vaccine be given as 3 shots?

Can dtap vaccine be given as 3 shots?

Dtap vaccine: To complete the series and be properly immunised the babies are given 3 dtap shots in first year, 4th shot in 2nd year and a booster between 4 and 6.After that every child needs a booster every 10 years.So three tdap shots 2 months apart, is the minimum to get primary immunity in adults and than booster every 10 years, but vaccine for adults is different, it is not dtap but tdap. ...Read more

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Could dtap vaccine be given as 3 separate shots?

Could dtap vaccine be given as 3 separate shots?

No: The separate vaccines are not currently available in the us and has not been for decades. I would never recommend this to any parent and view it as inflicting unnecessary pain to the infant. ...Read more

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Should I get the dtap vaccine for my adopted child?

Should I get the dtap vaccine for my adopted child?

Yes: If you have a vaccine record from a dependable source and that record verifies an up to date schedule, you can skip it.However, those from foreign countries often contain falsified entries just to meet exit requirements. I re-start the series appropriate for that child at that age as if they received no immunizations at all. There is no risks to doubling up on vaccines unless the kid is allergic ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need the dtap vaccine again if I've already had it?

Do you think I'll need the dtap vaccine again if I've already had it?

Depends on variables: The benefit provided by this combination vaccine is maintained when you complete the primary series and boosters when appropriate. Most complete their primary series in childhood, with a booster in early adolescence. Many adults now get the TdaP once in midlife if they are going to be around young infants to decrease risk they could carry pertussis to a baby. ...Read more

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Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

ONLY ONCE ONE ONLY: You only need one shot and adviced once in life time.But will need DT boosters every 10 years ...Read more

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How does the dtap vaccine last?

Depends: If the patient has never received a dose, or is an infant with an immature immune system, the benefit of a single dose is variable.Months for the infant, and maybe a year or so for the adult. If a person (any age) has completed the primary series of childhood doses, the booster lasts 5-10 yrs. ...Read more

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How does the dtap vaccine site look like?

Same as any shot: It's a small hole or scab, barely visible. Sometimes it gets a bit red or swollen, in which case a warm compress can help. In the rare occasion that it's very swollen and very tender, there might be an infection, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

Six: Dr kwok's answer is correct, but in addition, a tdap booster is recommended to be given at least once to all adults. ...Read more

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Reaction To Dtap (Definition)

No vaccine is 100% safe. Allergic and serious reactions are possible. In 2 cases, the early oral live polio vaccine and the first rotavirus vaccine, problems did occur, and some were serious. It is important to note, however, that even in these cases, the vaccines were withdrawn and the severe events were still far fewer than the number of lives saved. Both of these vaccines have been changed ...Read more


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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