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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers