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Adult immunization schedule question. Are all adults of any age now supposed to get tdap?

Adult immunization schedule question.  Are all adults of any age now supposed to get tdap?

Most should get this: Tdap is recommend for adults of any age who will be in contact with babies and children-particularly babies younger than 12 months. Additionally, pregnant women and adults who may be exposed to pertussis through their occupation (helathcare etc) should get protected. People who have sensitivities to components of the vaccine should discuss their options with their doctor. ...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


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Are tdap all one vaccine or is it three?

Are tdap all one vaccine or is it three?

Tdap Vavccine: Tdap is three in one vaccine.It has tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis vaccines combined fo teenagers and adults use. ...Read more

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Is getting tdap vaccine twice bad?

Is getting tdap vaccine twice bad?

No: Our instincts suggest your immune system may react more vigorously and give you a more tender arm but recent studies suggest that is not the case. Thus, while not needed, the upshot is getting two doses of tdap is not harmful not even more painful--just unnecessary. ...Read more

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When do u get a tdap vaccine shot?

When do u get a tdap vaccine shot?

Tdap shots: Tdap shots are routinely given at age of 11 years, but can be given as early as age 7, for children who missed a dose of dtap vaccine.Adults over age of 19, should get a dose of tdap and booster every 10 years.. ...Read more

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What age should you get a tdap vaccine?

What age should you get a tdap vaccine?

AT 11 YEARS AGE AND : First dose of tdap is recommended at age of 11 years, and booster every 10 years. ...Read more

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How much time does the tdap vaccine last?

10 YEARS: If one has had primary vaccination with Dtap pediatric in the first 4 to 6 years Tdap is given at age of 11 years or in 6ht grade and will last for 10 years and recommended a booster every 10 years But those who did not get the pediatric DTap vaccine given in firsr 4to6 years need to complete the initial series to be fully protected ...Read more

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I got a tdap vaccine yesterday and now I am sick like a cold? Related or coincidence?

I got a tdap vaccine yesterday and now I am sick like a cold? Related or coincidence?

Vaccine reaction: Your getting a cold may just be coincidental. Side effects from tdap are usually fever, body aches and pains, malaise (not feeling well), feeling of tiredness, pain on injection site , etc but not nasal conestion, runny nose, sneezing or cough. ...Read more

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How long is the tdap vaccine effective for?

How long is the tdap vaccine effective for?

EFFECTIVE 10 YEARS: It is recommended a booster be given every ten years, as first tdap is given at age of 11, to children who have completed primary vaccination ate age four with five doses of dtap, that is three doses in first year, one in second year after age 15 months, fifth at or after age 4 years. Only exception is if there is a dirty cut after 5 years than a booster of tetanus toxoid or combined tdap may be given. ...Read more

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