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#1 of 2 Old 07-20-2011, 01:24 PM - Thread Starter
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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?


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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 not contracted RMSF or do you think it is ok to go ahead and give him the shot this week?


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I would definately wait.




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#2 of 2 Old 07-20-2011, 03:54 PM
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I would wait until it's certain there is no lyme disease.  I forget the incubation period of Lyme - you could probably find that out on the CDC website.

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