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How soon after a tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine can you consume alcohol?

How soon after a tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine can you consume alcohol?

No restrictions: There are no specific restrictions in regards to getting dtap/tdap or polio vaccines and drinking alcohol. There is nothing specific about a restriction of alcohol intake in relation to these shots at all. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Ipv (Definition)

Some people who get IPV get a sore spot where the shot was given. The vaccine used today has never been known to cause any serious problems, and most people don't have any problems at all with it. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, could cause serious problems, such as a severe allergic reaction. The risk of a polio shot causing serious harm, or ...Read more


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What are the side effects from the tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine?

What are the side effects from the tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine?

Side effects: Hypersensitivity reactions like fever, pain, swelling, erythema at the site of injection. Severe anaphylactic reactions may occur but are uncommon, guillain-barre syndrome has been reported as well. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the tetanus diphtheria polio vaccine?

What can you tell me about the tetanus diphtheria polio vaccine?

Kinrix: is a combination vaccine, administered by injection into the muscle, to encourage immunity against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio. It is indicated as a single dose for children 4-6 years old. This is an inactive (not live) virus vaccine. Kinrix is preservative free but contains a small amount of aluminum hydroxide. ...Read more

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I got a diptheria, tetanus and polio vaccine all in one needle a few days ago. Getting a lot of fatigue now. Could it be from period?

I got a diptheria, tetanus and polio vaccine all in one needle a few days ago. Getting a lot of fatigue now. Could it be from period?

Please rewrite: I would be happy to answer your question, but it is not clear to me what you are asking. Tdap injections can cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Is immunising against tetanus, diphtheria and polio at the age of 14 imporant?

Is immunising against tetanus, diphtheria and polio at the age of 14 imporant?

Yes it is important: Usually these vaccines are given in first and second year and then booster 4to6 years And TDap is given at age of 11 or 12. But if missed at 11or12 then it can be given at 14 years of age ...Read more

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How important is immunizing against tetanus, diphtheria, and polio at the age of 14?

How important is immunizing against tetanus, diphtheria, and polio at the age of 14?

Boosters: The tdap given at 11-15 is for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis). The tetanus & diphtheria help you keep protective antibody levels up so you don't get these devastating infections. The pertussis vaccine helps prevent you from getting a 100 day bronchitis cough or being a carrier & giving it to a baby that could die from it. Polio is generally not given at this age unless missed ...Read more

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I will be having my polio, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine. Should I go home after? Does it hurt?

I will be having my polio, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine. Should I go home after? Does it hurt?

Not necessarily: Usually the side-effects are minimal and consist of soreness at the injection site, and occasionally some low grade malaise. But most often you will be fine and can continue your normal daily activities. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on tetanus/diphtheria vaccine?

Can it be possible for you to overdose on tetanus/diphtheria vaccine?

If you are going to: a reputable doctor, they will know how to draw up the correct amount from a multidose vial, or give a single dose pre-filled syringe of the vaccine. That amount is standard and therefore cannot be given as an overdose. ...Read more

Diphtheria (Definition)

Diphtheria is a potentially fatal, contagious disease that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages, but may also infect the skin. Its most striking feature is the formation of a grayish membrane covering the tonsils and upper part of the throat. This is a preventable disease by vaccination. It is ...Read more


Dr. Richard Ehman
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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that often affects nerves. It can produce either a partial or complete inability to move (paralysis). The virus that causes the disease can be spread through person-to-person contact as well as through contact with infected bodily substances. The polio vaccine is a ...Read more