Immunization & Vaccine Community
Is it possible to receive the DTaP too many times?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to immunizations and vaccines for children and adults, adverse effects, anthrax, cervical cancer, chicken pox, DPT, diphtheria, flu, haemophilus influenza, hepatitis, HPV, measles, meningococcal vaccine, MMR, mumps, passive immunizations, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus, rubella, shingles, small pox, tetanus, travel immunizations, whooping cough, and yellow fever.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Is it possible to receive the DTaP too many times?

My daughter is 8 years old with Idiopathic Genetic Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Anywho her immunologist wants to test her immune system by giving her the DTaP then testing her blood in six weeks to see how her immune system reacts. Here are my concerns. First everywhere I have read online states clearly that DTaP is not licensed for children 7 and older. Also if I let her get this round of DTaP it will be her now 7th time receiving it. Does anyone know if its possible to get too many injections of the DTaP?
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
DTap is not licensed for children over 7 years, After 7, they receive the Td (tetanus/diptheria) vaccination every ten years thereafter. There is a new vaccine called Tdap, which is for older adolescents and adults needing a tetanus booster. It has a small amount of Pertussis vaccine in it. Since a persons last vaccine containing pertussis is at age 7, they reccomend the Tdap be given as a one time booster to boost the pertussis immunity in older adolescents and adults. After childhood, you should not receive a Td vaccination more often than 3-5 years apart.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Immunization & Vaccine Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ