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When should adolescents and adults get vaccinated against tetanus? Should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

When should adolescents and adults get vaccinated against tetanus? Should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

Tdap if not had: Tdap if they have not had tdap in past s tdap is only gIven once and then every 10 years boostr TD If they had tdap in past then td will be ok ...Read more

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I got a td shot on July 13, 2015 can I get a tdap in October, 2015? I need the dtap to be able to get in the NCIU to see my grandaughter.

I got a td shot on July 13, 2015 can I get a tdap in October, 2015? I need the dtap to be able to get in the NCIU to see my grandaughter.

Absolutely!: It is perfectly safe and thank you for thinking of the safety of your granddaughter and the other kids in the NICU by getting protected against whooping cough (the "p"). By the way, at your age you should not get dtap, but Tdap. Same vaccines but different quantities of the vaccine components to provide someone your age with the right amount of each. dtap is for children under age 7. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the Td and Tdap shot? What's the booster that has to be given every 10 years? Td or Tdap? What if I get 2x within year?

What's the difference between the Td and Tdap shot? What's the booster that has to be given every  10 years? Td or Tdap? What if I get 2x within year?

Vaccine: The Tdap has tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria protection, but the Td has tetanus and diphtheria protection only. Tetanus and diphtheria boosters are recommended every 8-10 years ( overlap is ok) to prevent tetanus infections. Tdap is recommended to decrease pertussis infection in the community, esp for new parents so they cannot pass pertussis to their children. ...Read more

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Got a tdap shot today. Nurse said i only received td in 2004. I believe i may have also received one in 2008 that was not on my record. What could happen if i got tdap twice?

Got a tdap shot today. Nurse said i only received td in 2004. I believe i may have also received one in 2008 that was not on my record. What could happen if i got tdap twice?

No problem: If anything, your system will benefit from the booster effect of the components of the vaccine. These vaccines are benign.Unless you develop a specific sensitivity to a component (tetanus toxoid for some) doing them this often has no negative effects, . ...Read more

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When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

When adolescents and adults are scheduled for their routine tetanus and diphtheria booster, should they get vaccinated with td or tdap?

Tdap, Usually: Unless there is a specific reason not to vaccinate against pertussis (whooping cough) such as a previous allergic reaction, tdap is preferred. Currently, people 65 and older can receive a dose of tdap, with boosters of td every 10 years. ...Read more

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Could a 17 yr old get the td vaccine instead of the tdap?

Could a 17 yr old get the td vaccine instead of the tdap?

HE/SHE CAN BUT WHY?: It can e given but why.Tdap is given to protect you from Whooping Cough,tetanus and diphtheria and that's why it is recommended so why would you like a 17 years old to get partial protection ...Read more

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Docs, could a 17 year old get the td vaccine instead of the tdap?

Docs, could a 17 year old get the td vaccine instead of the tdap?

He/SheCanIf had tdap: Yes He/She can f has had Tdap before If did not get Tdap before than needs tdap an then td every 10 years ...Read more

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What's the difference in td and tdap? We were vaccinated for whooping cough 2yrs ago. Does that count as a tetanus shot too or have i misunderstood?

What's the difference in td and tdap?  We were vaccinated for whooping cough 2yrs ago. Does that count as a tetanus shot too or have i misunderstood?

Tdap: Tdap contains both tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), so yes that does count as a tetanus shot. Close household contacts of young infants should receive tdap to protect them from whooping cough, which can be deadly. Also pregnant woman should receive a dose with each pregnancy. Tetanus shots protect against tetanus for clean cuts for 10 yrs, for "dirty" (rusty or dirty wounds) 5 yrs. ...Read more

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Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks pregnant.

Yes it is: Pertussis vaccine is now given as tdap vaccine in late second trimester or third trimester. It gives protection to the mother as well as limited protection to the baby. ...Read more

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Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I'm 32 weeks pregnant and it has made me extremely sore all over my body and very fatigued.

Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I'm 32 weeks pregnant and it has made me extremely sore all over my body and very fatigued.

Tdap vaccine: the tdap vaccine is safe and recommended for all pregnant women. Here is a link to FAQs for pregnant women about the Tdap vaccine as recomended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists https://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/ACOG_Departments/Immunization/~/media/Departments/Immunization/Tdap%20Vaccine%20Mailing/Tear%20pad%20FAQTDAP.pdf ...Read more

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Tdap 2 days after conception. Read CDC says don't take it in 1st tri, panicked, took plan b-didn't work. Now 6wks preg. Should we abort & try again?

Tdap 2 days after conception. Read CDC says don't  take it in 1st tri, panicked, took plan b-didn't work. Now 6wks preg. Should we abort  & try again?

Difficult situations: I have empathy for couples facing difficult decisions during pregnancy. I believe that the best information comes from multiple sources. Therefore, i referred this question to clinical genetics here. Speaking with a woman's obgyn doctor can also help. Finally having a referral to a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist can be beneficial so that a couple can put into perspective all the information. ...Read more

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How much can a tetanus booster (tdap) cost?

How much can a tetanus booster (tdap) cost?

DependsWhereYouLIVE: It depends on where you live,The cost of vaccine and cost can be anywhere from 80 DOLLARS at Minute Clinic at CVS pharmacy,and 120 dollars at doctors offce At walgren pharmacy it is 65Dollars The vaccine is covered y most insurance ...Read more

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I feel terrible after getting the Tdap vaccination. Is this normal?

I feel terrible after getting the Tdap vaccination. Is this normal?

Sometimes: The DTAP or the Tdap vaccines tend to cause a bit more muscle aches and low grade fever after receiving them than many of the other vaccines. It is not serious and usually resolves in a day or so. You may try taking Ibuprofen before your next vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr mistakenly gave tdap shot twice, 2 weeks apart to our 2.5 mo old. What can happen, side effects?

Dr mistakenly gave tdap shot twice, 2 weeks apart to our 2.5 mo old.  What can happen, side effects?

Unlikely to be a pbm: The good news is has not been shown to cause problems even when doubled up.The bad news is baby likely won't get much added benefit from the shot. When given closer than 6 wks apart it does not seem to provide an added benefit. ...Read more