Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Category C. The tdap is considered a category c drug during pregnancy. This basically means there is no specific evidence of fetal harm if taken. Some practitioners wait until the second trimester to give it out of extra caution, but it is truly a good investment in your babies health. It adds a bit of pertussis protection to the antibodies you give baby & helps until they can get their first one at 2m.
YES. Yes, the CDC currently states that pregnancy is not a contraindication for getting tdap. However, there is some data to suggest getting tdap will help protect baby after birth (by antibodies crossing the placenta) and some data that it might interfere with the babies vaccines after birth and might increase risk of pertussis. Talk with your doc - td might be better, or tdap if youre at risk.
It is recommended. Not only pregnant women can receive Tdap but is recommended that all pregnant women receive Tap vaccine preferably between 27 to 36 weeks gestation,irrespective of when their last shot was.

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I got a Tdap vaccine 8 days ago. My arm still really hurts. I'm a 35 year old female. Is this normal?

Local reaction. Local reaction at the site of Tdap injection is not unusual, usually redness swelling, warmth and pain. Headache, low grade fever or tiredness sometimes occur. This is usually self resolving. Take care. Read more...

Is it safe to get the tdap vaccine while pregnant?

Yes. Many providers will wait until after the first trimester has passed out of a general sense of caution. However, the tdap vaccine can boost mom's protection and build temporary immunity that is passed to baby during their vulnerable period after birth. It has no bad effects on the fetus. Read more...
Yes It is recommende. Tdap Vaccine contains antigen for thre diseases T for Tatanus D for Diptheria P for Pertusis (Whooping Cough)I It is recmmended to be given to Pregnant Mothers idealy between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation to pass the passive immunity for Pertussis to the New Born Even if she has had this vaccine. Read more...
Yes. Yes. TDap is safe in pregnancy and is recommended to be given to all pregnant women between 27 and 36 weeks. It most importantly protects from Pertussis, or the "whooping cough" and allows for transfer of antibodies from you to your baby through the placenta and then through breastfeeding. This is important as your baby cannot get fully vaccinated in the first few months of life. Read more...

I wonder which kind of doctor can I go to get a tdap vaccine shot?

Primary care doctor. Most doctors or nurse practitioners or pa's could give you the tdap. If you haven't had a tdap, possibly you haven't been seen for a check up in a few years. This would be a good time to go. If you are up to date on check-ups and doctor's visits are a financial hardship, the vaccine can be obtained at the health dept and many pharmacies. Read more...
Medical Doctor. sYou go to your Primary Care Medical Doctor.A Family Physician or an Internit. Read more...
Tdap shot. Your 1ry care physician, family doctor or even your kids pediatrician should all have it. Good luck. . Read more...

Is it better to wait a while in between vaccine shots? I just got my tdap vaccine, thinking of also getting meningitis vaccine.

No need to wait. It is ok to take the the tdap and the Menactra (meningitis ) vaccine at the same time. Read more...
Not necessarily. These 2 vaccines can be received on the same day . Some vaccines do need to be separated from others on occasion but not very often. Read more...
NoYou do not have To. No you can get them together or at any time after having had tdap. Read more...
If you enjoy pain. The human immune system is quite capable of receiving and processing 6-7 vaccines at a time with full benefit. It does not act like you would trying to carry a heavy lode. Dividing it up doesn't benefit you in any way. If you like the idea of making a separate visit for a separate shot, fine, but the discomfort & recovery time is just amplified if you spread them out. Read more...

Why is it recommended to only get the Tdap vaccine once in your lifetime, if it only protects against pertussis for a few years?

Need boosters. Tdap is vaccination for three diseases, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis and you do need booster doses at different times. You may consult this site for more information, http://www.webmd.com/vaccines/tdap-vaccine-for-adults#1 You City health department may be able to provide more information. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...
Explanation . All adults already immunized in early childhood and teenager age to DtaP and TdaP. P is for pertussis. Usually average time of immunity after vaccination just around 10 years. TdaP now recommended for pregnant women for prevention newborn babies ,who is very vulnerable. And boost mother,s immunity to diphtheria. In some country that is important as well. . Read more...
Grandparents, too! If grandparents are to be around infants under 6 months of age (when the DTaP is first given), those grandparents need to get a TDaP (Boostrix) to insure they do not inadvertently spread pertussis to the infant. Saddle up, Grandma & Grandad and protect your grandchild. (Consult the ACIP of the CDC&P website). Read more...

I feel like I might be coming down with a virus but I wanted to get my tdap vaccine today. Can i? I had a cut and worry about tetanus.

Get the vaccine. The vaccine tapes into i specialized part of your immune system and will work if you are coming down with something or not.Fever, if present, doesn't effect the way the vaccine will help you. Read more...