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My son needs his tdap shot but he is coughing frequently. Should I wait?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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