Tetanus or DTAP for 9yo? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 08-18-2014, 12:53 PM - Thread Starter
Pepe's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 344
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tetanus or DTAP for 9yo?

Hi all, I am interested in your feedback on DTAP for my 9yo. I want him to have a tetanus shot, but his pediatrician offers only the DTAP. He did have an initial DTAP as an infant without any adverse reaction that we know of (we are selective in vaccinating). I'm wondering about reasons for and against the DTAP and if you know how to go about seeking a tetanus alone. (We live in Oregon.) Thanks in advance!
Pepe is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 08-20-2014, 06:21 AM
emmy526's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Cant you have your dr order just the Td or Dt?
emmy526 is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 08-20-2014, 03:56 PM
japonica's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Canada-->Australia
Posts: 979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Have you checked what the recommendations are where you live for DTaP vs Tdap? I know in Canada, for example, it is NOT recommended that children over age 7 receive DTaP.

Mother to DD#1  s/b @40w 2003 for unknown reasons; DD#2   9.5 years old; DS  6 years old 
  Why are daughters protected but not sons?
japonica is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 08-20-2014, 04:47 PM
TCMoulton's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 4,673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
I don't believe that you can get tetanus alone, only TD.

In Illinois my daughter just got a dose of TDaP but you must be either 10 or 11 for that one (not positive off the top of my head which it was). We had no concerns about this one and she didn't experience any adverse reactions.
TCMoulton is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off