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How does the dtap vaccine last?

How does the dtap vaccine last?

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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


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How is the dtap vaccine effective?

How is the dtap vaccine effective?

Dtap vaccine: It is very effective, the immunity lasts for up to 10 years, but now it is recommended to get a booster shot every 5 years instead of 10. I hope that answers your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does getting the dtap vaccine hurt?

Sometimes: There is occasionally some tenderness, which quickly passes. ...Read more

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Can dtap vaccine be given as 3 shots?

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

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How does the dtap vaccine site look like?

How does the dtap vaccine site look like?

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

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How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

How many doses of dtap vaccine are needed?

Six: Dr kwok's answer is correct, but in addition, a tdap booster is recommended to be given at least once to all adults. ...Read more

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How to tell if I need the dtap vaccine again?

How to tell if I need the dtap vaccine again?

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

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Could dtap vaccine be given as 3 separate shots?

Could dtap vaccine be given as 3 separate shots?

No: The separate vaccines are not currently available in the us and has not been for decades. I would never recommend this to any parent and view it as inflicting unnecessary pain to the infant. ...Read more

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Can the dtap vaccine be given in 3 separate shots?

Can the dtap vaccine be given in 3 separate shots?

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

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Should I get the dtap vaccine for my adopted child?

Should I get the dtap vaccine for my adopted child?

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

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I'm wondering can the dtap vaccine be given as 3 separate shots?

I'm wondering can the dtap vaccine be given as 3 separate shots?

No it can not be: No there are no separate vacines available. It is always given as Dtap vaccine to babies and children and as Tdap to 10 years old and older ...Read more

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I'm 63. Had a dtap vaccine in 2005. When do I need another one?

I'm 63. Had a dtap vaccine in 2005. When do I need another one?

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

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Do you think I'll need the dtap vaccine again if I've already had it?

Do you think I'll need the dtap vaccine again if I've already had it?

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

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I read in the news the dtap vaccine is less effective than once thought?

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

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Can it be possible for the dtap vaccine to be given as 3 separate shots?

No: The separate vaccines are not currently available in the us and has not been for decades. I would never recommend this to any parent and view it as inflicting unnecessary pain to the infant. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of problems if my child was given an extra dose of dtap vaccine?

Is there any risk of problems if my child was given an extra dose of dtap vaccine?

No: Research has amply proven that an extra dose of this vaccine causes no harm and may provide stronger immunity. ...Read more

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Hello My Kid Got 5th Dos of DTAP vaccine at 2 years instead of 4th year. Will ther be any impact?

Hello My Kid Got 5th Dos of DTAP vaccine at 2 years instead of 4th year. Will ther be any impact?

Extra protection: Getting an extra dose should increase his antibodies and give him extra protection to ward off those nasty germs that cause tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. His next dose should still be after his 4th birthday. ...Read more

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Should I skip the dtap vaccine?

Should I skip the dtap vaccine?

Skip dtap vaccine: Why would you like to do that. I suppose this question is for a child. Dtap vaccine is very important vaccine and it protects the children againt three deadly diseases, tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.It will be a very bad idea to skip this important vaccine. ...Read more

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Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

Dtap vaccine requires how many immunizations if given properly?

ONLY ONCE ONE ONLY: You only need one shot only once in life time. But will need DT boosters every 10 years ...Read more

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Does the dtap vaccine cause sids?

Does the dtap vaccine cause sids?

No: It is found that baby cribs produce poisinous gas - phosphorous, arsinin, antimony, gas that produce hydrides, and common fungus this creates interference in baby brain nerves and causes heart and breathing to stop. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

Is it safe for a 3-month-old to get the dtap vaccine?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me which is thee difference between thee tdap and dtap vaccine?

Can you tell me which is thee difference between thee tdap and dtap vaccine?

Pediatric&Adult: 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

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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?

Vaccine shortage: There is a shortage of the dtap vaccine. You should get it as soon as it is available. It prevents tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. There is a national epidemic of whooping cough and cases of diphtheria are coming in from europe. ...Read more

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Can I have gotten whooping cough from dtap vaccine?

Can I have gotten whooping cough from dtap vaccine?

No...: The vaccine is not a live vaccine so you cannot get whooping cough from the killed vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I've had the dtap vaccine, do I need the tdap vaccine?

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

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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?

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?

Vaccine issue: Would think the needle was not securely fastened to the hub of the syringe. That would be my guess. Not uncommon, but should not happen. WHen one does an injection, must take their time and do it well. Sorry that happened. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can the dtap vaccine have a past claim of causing brain damage?

Can the dtap vaccine have a past claim of causing brain damage?

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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Dtap (Definition)

DTaP is an immunization which is a kind of ...Read more