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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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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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What would happen if a vaccine like Tdap was administered subcutaneously instead of intramuscularly?

What would happen if a vaccine like Tdap was administered subcutaneously instead of intramuscularly?

Local reaction: That vaccine should be given IM, since there is a decreased risk of a more severe local reaction, including pain, redness and a possible sterile abscess. The protection the.vaccine confers and it's effectiveness are most likely the same as if given IM. ...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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Why did a local reaction to the Tdap vaccine not occur until the day after I had the shot?

Why did a local reaction to the Tdap vaccine not occur until the day after I had the shot?

Takes time: The scary life threatening reactions occur within the hour. Other less worrisome reactions take time to set off a response by the various body systems involved. ...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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What happens if i get the tdap vaccine, how long will it be before i'm fully immunized?

Depends on your past: It depends on your past immunization If you have had primary immunization with dpt pediatric vaccine 5 doses given before age 6.Then you need a booster every 10 years only Otherwise you start with primary immunization and booster after 10 years ...Read more

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I didn't get my Tdap vaccine yet and I am supposed to be induced very soon, should I get it before induction or immediately after delivery?

Sooner the better: Taken early enough, this can help you develop antibodies you share with baby and increase babies protection against germs in their most vulnerable early months. After delivery, it just helps you not get the germs and give them to baby. ...Read more

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At 2:30pm today, I got a TDAP vaccine that was required for work. It is now 6:30pm. I am worried about possible allergic reactions. If I haven't had a reaction yet, is it safe to say that I won't have a reaction at all?

At 2:30pm today, I got a TDAP vaccine that was required for work. It is now 6:30pm. I am worried about possible allergic reactions. If I haven't had a reaction yet, is it safe to say that I won't have a reaction at all?

Paranoia: The rare IgE reactions that cause difficulty breathing/potential for death will be apparent within 30 min most, with an an exceedingly few others that might show up later.Rashes or other minor reactions may come up within a day or so.If you have had time to submit this question and have us respond, you are past the vulnerable interval. ...Read more

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How successful is the tdap vaccine for preventing diphtheria?

How successful is the tdap vaccine for preventing diphtheria?

Very successful: This is a vaccine that most people should get at 11-12 years old and than every 10 years. It also prevents whooping cough. ...Read more

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Is there a Tdap/whooping cough vaccine for teenagers?

Is there a Tdap/whooping cough vaccine for teenagers?

Yes and no: I usually give the final whooping cough booster at 11 or 12,but the same TdaP could be given to any teen or adult that wanted to boost their immunity. It is commonly recommended to young parents to help protect their new baby until they are mature enough to start the vaccines. ...Read more

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Can tdap vaccine cause c diff relapse ?

Can tdap vaccine cause c diff relapse ?

Absolutely not! : Vaccines in no way affect current or past infection, especially when the vaccine given has nothing to do with the illness . Most likely recurrences from incompletely treated or resistant original infection. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to conceive after recieving the tdap vaccine?

How long do I have to wait to conceive after recieving the tdap vaccine?

No wait needed.: Tdap is recommended for intended parents prior to pregnancy. If someone is currently pregnant we recommend waiting until after 20 weeks, preferably in the third trimester. The vaccine is not a live vaccine so no worries about transmission to a pregnancy if you concieved in the near future. ...Read more

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