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How many dtap vaccinations does my baby need?

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In brief: 5+

A typical child will receive the dtap vaccine at 2, 4 and 6 months and then again at 12-15 months and again at 4 years.
The tetanus booster for a previously up to date child will occur at 10-11 years of age and every 10 years thereafter.

In brief: 5+

A typical child will receive the dtap vaccine at 2, 4 and 6 months and then again at 12-15 months and again at 4 years.
The tetanus booster for a previously up to date child will occur at 10-11 years of age and every 10 years thereafter.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Imigrant/adopted/or situations leading to immunization delays may drop the total number of doses needed. As the child ages their immune system holds on tho the information longer. The sooner they catch up the better.
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In brief: 5

The primary dtap series is considered complete when the child has received 5 vaccines.
The american academy of pediatrics (aap) and the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip) recommend dtap at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months and 4-6 years. Children who have fallen behind on the this schedule, or those who are older than 7 follow the "catch up schedule.".

In brief: 5

The primary dtap series is considered complete when the child has received 5 vaccines.
The american academy of pediatrics (aap) and the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip) recommend dtap at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months and 4-6 years. Children who have fallen behind on the this schedule, or those who are older than 7 follow the "catch up schedule.".
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 5

Children should receive the dtap vaccine at 2, 4, 6 and 15 months with a final booster at 4 years old.
They should then receive a tdap at 11-12 years old and every 10 years thereafter.

In brief: 5

Children should receive the dtap vaccine at 2, 4, 6 and 15 months with a final booster at 4 years old.
They should then receive a tdap at 11-12 years old and every 10 years thereafter.
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: 5

The recommendation is for a dtap at 2, 4, 6, 15 months, then last at 4 years.
There are variations of this schedule if delays happen. We should try to avoid delays, however because these diseases, diptheria, tetanus and pertussis, are still active, deadly diseases throughout the world, including north america. We will not be able to eliminate these illnesses from the environment so vaccine is best.

In brief: 5

The recommendation is for a dtap at 2, 4, 6, 15 months, then last at 4 years.
There are variations of this schedule if delays happen. We should try to avoid delays, however because these diseases, diptheria, tetanus and pertussis, are still active, deadly diseases throughout the world, including north america. We will not be able to eliminate these illnesses from the environment so vaccine is best.
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: 5

The dtap vaccine protects against 3 diseases- diptheria, tetanus and pertussis.
The vaccine series consists of 5 doses- at 2 month, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, and age 4-6. You can view the full vaccine schedule recommended by the aap and CDC here: http://www.Aap.Org/immunization/izschedule.Html.

In brief: 5

The dtap vaccine protects against 3 diseases- diptheria, tetanus and pertussis.
The vaccine series consists of 5 doses- at 2 month, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, and age 4-6. You can view the full vaccine schedule recommended by the aap and CDC here: http://www.Aap.Org/immunization/izschedule.Html.
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: 5

There are 3 given the first year, a booster at around 18 months and another at 4 to 6 years of age.
In addition there is an older-child / adult version that should be given later as well.

In brief: 5

There are 3 given the first year, a booster at around 18 months and another at 4 to 6 years of age.
In addition there is an older-child / adult version that should be given later as well.
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: 5

You get 5 dtap vaccines and one dtap vaccine at 11 yrs.

In brief: 5

You get 5 dtap vaccines and one dtap vaccine at 11 yrs.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 5-6

There are 5 dtap shots: 3 during infancy, 1 during the second year of life, and 1 before kindergarten.
The sixth shot is called tdap, and is given around 11 years of age as a booster shot.

In brief: 5-6

There are 5 dtap shots: 3 during infancy, 1 during the second year of life, and 1 before kindergarten.
The sixth shot is called tdap, and is given around 11 years of age as a booster shot.
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: 5

Your baby should receive a total of 5 dtap vaccines, with the last ("booster") dose given around 4-6 years of age.
Starting at around age 11-12, an "adult" version of the vaccine is given every 10 years to booster immunity throughout lifetime.

In brief: 5

Your baby should receive a total of 5 dtap vaccines, with the last ("booster") dose given around 4-6 years of age.
Starting at around age 11-12, an "adult" version of the vaccine is given every 10 years to booster immunity throughout lifetime.
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
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In brief: 6

Your child should receive three dtap vaccines in the first 6 months of life, one booster vaccine as a toddler (15-18 months), one at school entry (age 4-6) and then an additional booster at age 11-12.
After that, like all adults, boosters should be received every 5-10 years.

In brief: 6

Your child should receive three dtap vaccines in the first 6 months of life, one booster vaccine as a toddler (15-18 months), one at school entry (age 4-6) and then an additional booster at age 11-12.
After that, like all adults, boosters should be received every 5-10 years.
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Dr. Paul Trani
Pediatrics

In brief: 5

Before you scream in frustration, realize that those 5 vaccines are spaced out over the first 4-5 years of your child's life.
Your baby will get three dtap vaccines within their first year, a fourth dtap vaccine between 15 and 18 months, and the last dtap between 4 and 5 years of age. It's so important to get your child immunized with this shot, however, particularly to prevent pertussis (the 'p').

In brief: 5

Before you scream in frustration, realize that those 5 vaccines are spaced out over the first 4-5 years of your child's life.
Your baby will get three dtap vaccines within their first year, a fourth dtap vaccine between 15 and 18 months, and the last dtap between 4 and 5 years of age. It's so important to get your child immunized with this shot, however, particularly to prevent pertussis (the 'p').
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