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Tdap Vs Dtap What Is The Difference
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got the tdap/dtap shot 10 months ago. I'm 29 weeks pregnant. Do I need to get it again? Is it safe to get it twice in a year?
Depends: If you had the equivalent vaccines in childhood and have a normal immune system there is no reason to get it again.It works as a reminder to your immune system and boosts the immunity you developed in childhood, some of which may have declined .If you never got any before, a second dose would be reasonable, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You received DTap?: DTap is given up to those under age 7 years and first licensed for use in July 1996 ( you would have been too old I think) Tdap is used at age 11 years & above. Both vaccines contain inactivated forms of Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Tdap has smaller dose of the diphtheria & pertussis portion of the vaccine. Booster every 10 years important to maintain immunity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optional for Adults&: It is required to go to school at 6th grade or age 11 As adults no body can force you but it is a good idea to get a bboster after 10 years All pregnant mothers are recommended to get tdap so that they can pass passive immunity to the fetus and protect the new born especially for Whooping cough ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safe to give : The tdap is safe to give to a coughing kid.Decades ago when we had a different shot, the DTP (before '92) we often delayed vaccines when a kid was ill, but the newer vaccine is so free of side effects we seldom need to delay it. ...Read more
I received the TDAP 10/14/15. 55 yr old female. Today is 10/19/15. Still having temps 99.2-99.4 and headaches daily since the shot. Is this normal?
Worry wart: The temperature you list is within the normal range.Headaches are commonly caused by stress which it is evident you attribute to the vaccine. You are not having a bad reaction and need to relax and let this issue pass. The components of the vaccine are not alive, and have no ability to cause a disease in you. ...Read more
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