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What If Someone Gets Dtap Vaccine Twice
Depends: If the patient has never received a dose, or is an infant with an immature immune system, the benefit of a single dose is variable. Months for the infant, and maybe a year or so for the adult. If a person (any age) has completed the primary series of childhood doses, the booster lasts 5-10 yrs. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Dtap vaccine: To complete the series and be properly immunised the babies are given 3 dtap shots in first year, 4th shot in 2nd year and a booster between 4 and 6.After that every child needs a booster every 10 years. So three tdap shots 2 months apart, is the minimum to get primary immunity in adults and than booster every 10 years, but vaccine for adults is different, it is not dtap but tdap. ...Read more
Same as any shot: It's a small hole or scab, barely visible. Sometimes it gets a bit red or swollen, in which case a warm compress can help. In the rare occasion that it's very swollen and very tender, there might be an infection, so see your doctor. ...Read more
AskYour Doctor (Tdap):
DTap Vaccine is given to children younger than age 7 only. It is pediatric vaccine given at 2-4-6 and 15 to 18 months&booster4 to6years age
Tdap is vaccine given to children 11 years to 19 years of age and to adults.
Tdap is given to adults only once in life time. Only exception is in pregnancy it is adviced with each pregnancy
You getDTvaccine every10years
If you never had tdap Vaccine ever get it ...Read more
Not available: Separate component dtap is not available here. Efforts to combine them in a way that would be safe & effective continued over several decades & has produced a wonderful product. I find those who want to split vaccines to follow the "educated" drivel put out by playboy playmates & other self appointed champions of the vaccine hater crowd to be a sad lot. They have killed more babies than they help. ...Read more
Yes: If you have a vaccine record from a dependable source and that record verifies an up to date schedule, you can skip it. However, those from foreign countries often contain falsified entries just to meet exit requirements. I re-start the series appropriate for that child at that age as if they received no immunizations at all. There is no risks to doubling up on vaccines unless the kid is allergic ...Read more
You need DT Booster: You only need 1 Tdap vaccine for the life time but you do need a booster DT to protect you against Tetanus and Diptheia ...Read more
Depends on variables: The benefit provided by this combination vaccine is maintained when you complete the primary series and boosters when appropriate. Most complete their primary series in childhood, with a booster in early adolescence. Many adults now get the TdaP once in midlife if they are going to be around young infants to decrease risk they could carry pertussis to a baby. ...Read more
Yes: The formulation of the vaccine changed in 1997 and it is believed that the immunity does not last as long as previous vaccine. ...Read more
No: Research has amply proven that an extra dose of this vaccine causes no harm and may provide stronger immunity. ...Read more
Hello My Kid Got 5th Dos of DTAP vaccine at 2 years instead of 4th year. Will ther be any impact?
ONLY ONCE ONE ONLY: You only need one shot only once in life time. But will need DT boosters every 10 years ...Read more
Yes: The vaccines are one of the most important health advances in the 20th century and research is ongoing. There are always skeptics, and misinformation circulated by the vaccine haters have lead to substantial increases in whooping cough deaths in the US. At 2500 cases and no deaths in the 90's, there were 40000 cases and 30 deaths last yr. ...Read more
I had dtap vaccine last year and only 3/4 of dose went in. A bit squirted on my arm. Will I still be covered?
Probably: Usually a bit "comes out" after the injection - you are probably covered. You should talk to your doctor (or where you got the vaccine) to see if they agree or if you should have a booster. ...Read more
My daughter will be 6 weeks & I'am freaking about all her vaccinations. Is there anything I should be worried about especially with Dtap vaccine?
Risk/benefit: Its best for the baby to be a protected. Congrats on vaccinating your baby and keeping your family safe! Babies can get local swelling, redness, and fever with the dtp vaccine, specifically. This pales in comparison to the risk of not getting dtp, babies are dying from pertussis nationally due to a drop in vaccine rates! Http://www. Cdc. Gov/pertussis/outbreaks/trends. Html ...Read more
DTaP is Pediatric vaccine and given in 5 doses starting at 2 month age and last dose given 4to 6 years of age
TDap is given starting at age 11years on and adults
Both DTap and Tdap prevent all three diseases Diptheria/Tetanus and Pertusis ...Read more
I have rotavirus oral and pcv13. They ran out of the dtap vaccine. They told me to come back for 4 months vaccine. Should I be concerned?
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 more
Just got dtap vaccine and a lot of the vaccine liquid sprayed out where the needle and vial connect. They had to give me half of another dose. Why did that happen?
Difficult issue: The DTP used before the early 90'swas a crude vaccine that frequently produced high fevers and occasional febrile convulsions. At the time vaccine haters blamed it for CP and crib death. All was disproven over time. It did push development of today's safer vaccine with few if any side effects. My training and experience tell me this is bunk. ...Read more