Doctor insights on:
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
TdaP: Your local health department can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Yes. There should be: no affect on the inoculation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer