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Is Tdap and DTaP the same thing?
Last Updated: 1st April, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, is DTP and Tdap the same thing?
DTaP produces fewer side effects and is a safer version of an older vaccine called DTP, which is no longer used in the United States. Tdap vaccine is licensed for people 10 years through 64 years of age. Tdap contains a lower concentration of diphtheria and pertussis toxoids than DTaP. Tdap is given at 11-12 years.
One may also ask, what does the A stand for in DTaP? The lower-case “d” and “p” in Td and Tdap means these vaccines use smaller doses of diphtheria and whooping cough. The “a” in DTaP and Tdap stands for “acellular,” meaning that the whooping cough component contains only parts of the bacteria instead of the whole bacteria.
do you need Tdap if you had DTaP?
Since the first DTaP was received before 12 months of age and one Tdap dose has been given, this person needs one dose of Td 6 calendar months after the Tdap dose. A routine Td booster should be administered every 10 years.
How many DTaP shots do you need?
Children should usually get 5 doses of DTaP vaccine, one dose at each of the following ages: 2 months. 4 months.