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Dr Sears   My 5 yr old son has had all 4 previous DTaPs, the last one being at age 20 months. I had planned on getting him the last one at his wellness appointment this Thursday. He has not had any shots in 2 years so I am concerned and nervous bec we have been stretching his vaxes out as much as possible and when one finally does come up so do the old concerns. Is there any more worry with the DTaP at this age more so than when he was younger? Is it a safe vax in...
dr bob   i am thinking about not completing the dtap series unless my child needs it to receive tetanus protection. he has had 4 dtap shots at 2, 4, 7, and 20 months. he is now 4. how many dtap shots does it take for a child to have tetanus immunity? how many years later (after the last necessary dtap to get tetanus immunity) would a child need a tetanus booster?   bec the cdc requires 5 dtaps and then another tdap at 12 i am confused as to which shots are...
Dr Bob   My only son is 4 yrs , 4 months old. He has had 4 DTaPs, the last one being at 20 months old. I am trying to decide how important it is for him to get the 5th booster. I am concerned about tetanus and want to make sure he is up to date on that but not sure how long that lasts when given in the DTaP shot. Also, there is a possibility we may have a baby next summer, so not sure if the pertussis component would be important for him to have should there be a...
Dr Bob   Is it possible for one to order a single daptacel dtap and if so, where would you order it from? my doctor only carries infanrix which i don't want to use, and my 4 year old needs his last dtap dose in the series.   thanks
Dr Bob   My 4 year old son has had 4 dtap's-2 from pediarix and 2 tripedia. we recently moved across the country and the only option i am finding for his last dtap is infanrix or daptacel. obviously of the two i'd go with daptacel. however, i am wondering if i should wait a year until i am back at his old dr where we used to live when we are visiting to get the last dtap so he can get another tripedia. how much does it matter if he switches brands? i actually like...
Dr Bob   In regards to the question below, do you think that a month is long enough to wait or do you suggest waiting even longer to get the dtap after this tick incident? If so, how long do suggest?   Thanks Dr Bob.         My question:   Dr Bob   My 4 yr old son was scheduled to get his 5th dtap this coming week. Last week I found a tick attached to him and pulled it off. It was not engorged but we live in NC which...
Thanks for the reply Dr. Bob. Do you agree with the month long wait time before giving the shot or should we wait longer? If we should wait longer, what is the time period you suggest?
Dr Bob   My 4 yr old son was scheduled to get his 5th dtap this coming week. Last week I found a tick attached to him and pulled it off. It was not engorged but we live in NC which has a higher incidence rate of Rocky Mtn Spotted Fever. His pediatrician told me to watch him for signs of the illness for a month and if he seemed fine after that we are "out of the woods". In your opinion, should we wait until after the month is up to give the DTAP to make sure he has...
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