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The DTaP vaccine is generally required before starting school. The regular immunization schedule is to give the vaccine at:
If you or your child has not been fully vaccinated
for diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis, talk to the doctor.
What Are the Risks Associated With the Tetanus Vaccine? TOP
Most people tolerate the tetanus-containing vaccines without any trouble. The most common side effects are pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site, mild fever,
Rarely, a fever of more than 105ºF and seizures may occur.
is sometimes given to reduce pain and fever that may occur after getting a vaccine. In infants, the
may weaken the vaccine's effectiveness.
However, in children at risk for seizures, a fever lowering medication
may be important to take.
Discuss the risks and benefits of taking acetaminophen with the doctor.
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1/24/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance ...(Click grey area to select URL) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (tdap) vaccine from the advisory committee on immunization practices, 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60(1):13-15.
11/4/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance ...(Click grey area to select URL) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated recommendations for use of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant women and persons who have or anticipate having close contact with an infant aged <12 months—Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60:1424-1426.
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