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How successful is the tdap vaccine for preventing diphtheria?
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very successful
This is a vaccine that most people should get at 11-12 years old and than every 10 years.
It also prevents whooping cough.

In brief: Very successful
This is a vaccine that most people should get at 11-12 years old and than every 10 years.
It also prevents whooping cough.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics
In brief: Immunizations
Tetnus immunity diminish over time and needs to be replenished with vaccinations at least every ten years.
Whooping cough immunity does the same however no long term recommendations have been made. If immunized and in direct contact with active pertussis a child may still get the disease. Immunizations work best if EVERYONE is immunized. As long as pools of infection exist we can get it !

In brief: Immunizations
Tetnus immunity diminish over time and needs to be replenished with vaccinations at least every ten years.
Whooping cough immunity does the same however no long term recommendations have been made. If immunized and in direct contact with active pertussis a child may still get the disease. Immunizations work best if EVERYONE is immunized. As long as pools of infection exist we can get it !
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Dr. Rodney Pollary
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Very Successful
Dpt given to children to complte the Primary Immunisation gaist Diptheria/Tatanus/Whooping Cough and booster of tdap to adolescnts and adults is very successful in preventing all 3 diseases

In brief: Very Successful
Dpt given to children to complte the Primary Immunisation gaist Diptheria/Tatanus/Whooping Cough and booster of tdap to adolescnts and adults is very successful in preventing all 3 diseases
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Pretty darn good
No reported diptheria cases in the usa for years. So basically 100%.

In brief: Pretty darn good
No reported diptheria cases in the usa for years. So basically 100%.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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