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My mother was given the tdap vaccine in subcutaneous tissue instead of a muscle. Is it still effective if given sq instead of im?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it is

Yes it is still effective as it will eventually get absorped in the blood stream

In brief: Yes it is

Yes it is still effective as it will eventually get absorped in the blood stream
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Delayed response

The intramuscular administration allows for a more rapid & dependable dispersion of the vaccine and typical response.
Sub q administration can go into fatty tissue with less blood supply & will likely slow the response to the vaccine. It should eventually be fine.

In brief: Delayed response

The intramuscular administration allows for a more rapid & dependable dispersion of the vaccine and typical response.
Sub q administration can go into fatty tissue with less blood supply & will likely slow the response to the vaccine. It should eventually be fine.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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