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What are the recommendations for tdap vaccines in pregnant women?

What are the recommendations for tdap vaccines in pregnant women?

Get one : The cdc currently recommends all pregnant women receive the tdap vaccine in each pregnancy regardless of their last dose. It can be given at any time with the optimal timing being between 27-36 weeks to maximize the moms antibody response which provides passive immunity to the infant. This provides protection against this deadly disease for the mom and baby. ...Read more

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I got a Tdap vaccine 8 days ago. My arm still really hurts. I'm a 35 year old female. Is this normal?

I got a Tdap vaccine 8 days ago. My arm still really hurts. I'm a 35 year old female. Is this normal?

Local reaction: Local reaction at the site of Tdap injection is not unusual, usually redness swelling, warmth and pain. Headache, low grade fever or tiredness sometimes occur. This is usually self resolving. Take care ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Category C: The tdap is considered a category c drug during pregnancy. This basically means there is no specific evidence of fetal harm if taken. Some practitioners wait until the second trimester to give it out of extra caution, but it is truly a good investment in your babies health. It adds a bit of pertussis protection to the antibodies you give baby & helps until they can get their first one at 2m. ...Read more

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Scraped arm on rusty gate. No bleeding. Cleaned thoroughly. Tdap 8 years.. MD recommendation for no vaccinations due to autoimmune. Is this a problem?

Scraped arm on rusty gate. No bleeding. Cleaned thoroughly.  Tdap 8 years.. MD recommendation for no vaccinations due to autoimmune. Is this a problem?

You are fine: Tdap is good for 10 years. In addition, you should talk to an immunologist to clear the way for a booster dose soon. Autoimmune is not a contraindication to vaccine. Clear this with your immunologist/rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can it be harmful be vaccinated twice for yhe tdap pertussis vaccine 17 year old healthy female?

Can it be harmful be vaccinated twice for yhe tdap pertussis vaccine 17 year old healthy female?

Should be fine: If a person gets 2 tdap vaccinations in the same year (because she did not have a record of the first shot), she most likely will just get better antibody levels (more protection). Maybe the second shot can lead to more temporary soreness at the shot site in the arm, but many people have little or no soreness at all after shots. ...Read more

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Blood test shows high lymphocites: 48%. Just had Tdap vaccine 1 week prior to bloodwork... Could this be the cause? 28 year old female. WBC=4.8K/ul

Blood test shows high lymphocites: 48%.  Just had Tdap vaccine 1 week prior to bloodwork... Could this be the cause?  28 year old female.  WBC=4.8K/ul

Stop worrying: If the absolute lymphocyte and the absolute granulocyte / neutrophil count are anywhere near reference range, this means nothing. Percentages fluctuage chaotically and I would not be at all concernd. ...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?

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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How safe is Tdap and flu shot while pregnant?

How safe is Tdap and flu shot while pregnant?

Both are safe: Both are safe and it is recommended all pregnant women should get these both ...Read more

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I am pregnant, but I need my diphtheria (tdap) booster shot, will it harm the baby?

I am pregnant, but I need my diphtheria (tdap) booster shot, will it harm the baby?

No: See dr. Ferguson's response. Be aware that there is research data supporting the safety of receiving it.It often is given as soon as the baby is born as an alternative approach. ...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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Could you tell me what happens if you have 2 tdap vaccinations?

Could you tell me what happens if you have 2 tdap vaccinations?

Extra stimulation: Two of these vaccinations will just double the systemic stimulation for forming protective antibodies. If anything the antibody level may be higher than with one.There is no evidence that it would harm someone who received a second dose as an error. ...Read more

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