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Where can I find a doctor that gives only the dt (not dpt) vaccine?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anywhere.

Any doctor can order the dt shot -- however, the "p" in DPT is pertussis (whooping cough), which is no picnic.
The only reason to get the dt instead of the DPT is a prior allergic reaction to the pertussis component of the vaccination. Your children should be immunized against all 3 viruses, unless there is a good reason not to.

In brief: Anywhere.

Any doctor can order the dt shot -- however, the "p" in DPT is pertussis (whooping cough), which is no picnic.
The only reason to get the dt instead of the DPT is a prior allergic reaction to the pertussis component of the vaccination. Your children should be immunized against all 3 viruses, unless there is a good reason not to.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Martin Raff
The waning of immunity to pertussis has increased the frequency of cases of adult whooping cough, with the potential for transmittal to children they may be around, to say nothing the severe persistent cough.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to say

The old whole cell pertussis vaccine was retired & replaced with the lab created acellular vaccine in modern formulations,We never gave the old whole cell vaccine after 6 because of its side effects which is why there was a dT.
The rarity of any side effects with the acellular vaccine has led many to quit stalking the old dT. I quit stocking it more than a decade ago.DTaP for kids/TdaP for adults

In brief: Hard to say

The old whole cell pertussis vaccine was retired & replaced with the lab created acellular vaccine in modern formulations,We never gave the old whole cell vaccine after 6 because of its side effects which is why there was a dT.
The rarity of any side effects with the acellular vaccine has led many to quit stalking the old dT. I quit stocking it more than a decade ago.DTaP for kids/TdaP for adults
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Why dont you wantDPT

Pertussis(whooping cough)is a serious condition and is showing resurgence of this condition and all children are adviced to be immunised against pertussis with 5 doses of DTP in fiest four to five years age, and booster as tdap is given at age 11.
And all adults are adviced to be immunised against pertussis with a single dose of tdap at any age and not dt alone which does not contain pertussis.

In brief: Why dont you wantDPT

Pertussis(whooping cough)is a serious condition and is showing resurgence of this condition and all children are adviced to be immunised against pertussis with 5 doses of DTP in fiest four to five years age, and booster as tdap is given at age 11.
And all adults are adviced to be immunised against pertussis with a single dose of tdap at any age and not dt alone which does not contain pertussis.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics

In brief: Any doctor..........

Any doctor who gives immunizations will give the DTP vaccine.
Unless you have received one dtap vaccine in adulthood, it is recommended that all adults receive one dose of this to protect (mostly) children from contracting pertussis, which we carry. After the single dose, only dt is recommended from then on. Children should absolutely receive the dtap vaccine.

In brief: Any doctor..........

Any doctor who gives immunizations will give the DTP vaccine.
Unless you have received one dtap vaccine in adulthood, it is recommended that all adults receive one dose of this to protect (mostly) children from contracting pertussis, which we carry. After the single dose, only dt is recommended from then on. Children should absolutely receive the dtap vaccine.
Dr. Alan Levine
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