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How long does the diptheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine last?

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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
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In brief: 5-10 years

You recieve doses of dtap at 2mo, 4mo, 6mo and then 15mo.
Then a booster again at 4 years of age. Then another at age 11. And then every 5-10 years (according to some experts). If fully immunized.

In brief: 5-10 years

You recieve doses of dtap at 2mo, 4mo, 6mo and then 15mo.
Then a booster again at 4 years of age. Then another at age 11. And then every 5-10 years (according to some experts). If fully immunized.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: I0Years if fully imm

If fully immunized with 6 shots given in childhood you are immune to all three Diptheria,Tetanus&Whooping Cough(Pertusses) A booster is adviced every 10 years The first 5 shots are given at age2,4,6,15-18 months and 4-6 years and these days Tdap is recommended at age of 11

In brief: I0Years if fully imm

If fully immunized with 6 shots given in childhood you are immune to all three Diptheria,Tetanus&Whooping Cough(Pertusses) A booster is adviced every 10 years The first 5 shots are given at age2,4,6,15-18 months and 4-6 years and these days Tdap is recommended at age of 11
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice

In brief: Differing times

Pertussis usually does not last more than 8 years.
Tetanus can last for a very long time. I have checked immunity for tetanus 25 years after the last vaccine and still found very strong immunity. It is best to check for immunity before repeating any vaccine. There is no need to repeat if the immunity is there. There are so many toxins in vaccines so if you have to vaccinate, do as few as possible.

In brief: Differing times

Pertussis usually does not last more than 8 years.
Tetanus can last for a very long time. I have checked immunity for tetanus 25 years after the last vaccine and still found very strong immunity. It is best to check for immunity before repeating any vaccine. There is no need to repeat if the immunity is there. There are so many toxins in vaccines so if you have to vaccinate, do as few as possible.
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