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Can dtap vaccine be given as 3 shots?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not as separate shot

The cult idea that shots should be separated is basic silliness.
Wakefield, the adult GI doc that falsified the research that led to the autism scare planned on making money dividing the MMR.A Playboy playmate popularized the idea in in attempt to explain her autistic kid.This has all been debunked. The separate vaccines are not available.I believe if you separate vaccines you are committing abuse

In brief: Not as separate shot

The cult idea that shots should be separated is basic silliness.
Wakefield, the adult GI doc that falsified the research that led to the autism scare planned on making money dividing the MMR.A Playboy playmate popularized the idea in in attempt to explain her autistic kid.This has all been debunked. The separate vaccines are not available.I believe if you separate vaccines you are committing abuse
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Dtap contains diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines.
Tetanus is available separately, but the other components are not.

In brief: No

Dtap contains diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines.
Tetanus is available separately, but the other components are not.
Dr. Sarah Cueva
Dr. Sarah Cueva
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