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Where Is The Tdap Shot Given
TB is rare here: The use of bcg in areas where TB in relatively common does slow the spread of the problem.However, TB has been rare in the us for many decades & the need for such a vaccine has not shown a true benefit. ...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
MMR is given SQ: Mmr should be given sq as that route gives the best antibody response and any deviation from that recommendation can result in inadequate protection. However, response to MMR vaccine probably will not be affected if administered by the im rather than sq route, and, therefore, repeating the dose is not necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: Maybe - but there are many forms of meningitis and several different shots for different types of meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is one form of bacterial meningitis and there is a vaccine for it, but there are others as well, such as prevar, acthib, pedvax, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treated toxin: Tetanus differs from some vaccines in that altering the germ in some form is not part of the process. The chemical "toxin" produced by the germ is treated to inactivate it.From that inactivated "toxoid", a vaccine is created so you can develop protective antibodies to the active toxin. ...Read more
See below: It is okay to receive the vaccine from different manufacturers. ...Read more
Yes: Prevention of tetanus is one of the more gratifying successes of vaccine use. As long as the individual has completed his/her primary series before exposure they can avoid this for more than a decade.Booster shots are recommended every 10 years to maintain a good level of protection. ...Read more
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 would happen if the Tdap vaccine was accidentally given in a blood vessel? Had shot two days ago - would I be sick by now?
If anything did: It is hard to conceive of where in the shoulder you could find a blood vessel large enough to thread with a needle & push in the shot. They are just not there to allow it. If you were allergic to any component of the vaccine, the bad ones start to show up within the hour. ...Read more
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
Confusing question: If this is scheduled, just do it. ...Read more
Dtap1949Tdap 2005: Tdap is given at age of 11/12&to adults who never received this vaccine before.It is given only once in life time and td which is given every 10 years to protect you from Tetanus and Diptheria.tdap protects you against Tetanus/Diptheria&Whoping Cough and is given as there is resurgence of whooping cough lately Dtap Pediatric vaccine for same given sine1949 Before that people suffered&some died ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a tdap shot last? I got one in 2009 and i'm wondering if i'm good if i get cut by something rusty.
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
Got a tdap shot today. Nurse said i only received td in 2004. I believe i may have also received one in 2008 that was not on my record. What could happen if i got tdap twice?
No problem: If anything, your system will benefit from the booster effect of the components of the vaccine. These vaccines are benign.Unless you develop a specific sensitivity to a component (tetanus toxoid for some) doing them this often has no negative effects, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Couple of days: Couple of days at the mostGet a more detailed answer ›
If I had all childhood tetanus shots and I had my 6th dose being TDaP 8 years ago, can I still get tetanus from a cut? I'm 19 years old.
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
As an expecting father should I get the tdap? My wife got it by i'm unclear whether I should also get it. I did get the shot when i was a teen.
Relatives will stay for a month after my baby is born. Two of them haven't gotten their tdap booster shots. For how many years are they covered? Five?
Booster Protection: Five to 10 years is estimated duration of booster protection. Like most biological properties the lines are not hard and fast. There is tremendous variation. The most important thing for you to remember is that no harm is done even if the booster is repeated one year apart, so if someone does not recall when he or she last got a booster, it is OK to get one now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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