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Dtap vaccine Projectpaige 4 kids; Corona, California 876 posts
28th Apr '13

How long do these vaccinations last? I got one when I was pregnant with ds in 2010 and so did dh. Should we get another or is it still effective?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
28th Apr '13

Pretty sure it's 10 years

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
28th Apr '13

I am due in a few weeks with my 2nd and I had my first DD in 2010 and will be getting it again after I have her

Projectpaige 4 kids; Corona, California 876 posts
28th Apr '13

I need to remind myself to ask at my appointment. I keep forgetting and I am so paranoid. Did you doctor suggest that or did you request it?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:" I am due in a few weeks with my 2nd and I had my first DD in 2010 and will be getting it again after I have her"


Why? It's good for 10 years

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
28th Apr '13

It is highly recommended in each pregnancy or after birth (depending on insurance) with each pregnancy to maximize the benefits regardless of your history with the vaccine

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:</b>" I am due in a few weeks with my 2nd and I had my first DD in 2010 and will be getting it again after I have her"</blockquote>



I have a different dr that asked if I had gotten it and I said I was pretty sure I did with dd (she's 14 months in a few days) and he gave me a weird look and said its something they just started doing so I would need it again and we would talk about it at my next appt. I came home and looked at my records and I got it when dd was 2 months and it is good for 10 years so I'm going to decline but ask how long the pertussis (s/p?) part last to see if I have to get that again.

Projectpaige 4 kids; Corona, California 876 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" Why? It's good for 10 years"</blockquote>




I've heard ten years too, that's why I'm confused. I read some article on what to expect website that said you should get one with each pregnancy.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:</b>" It is highly recommended in each pregnancy or after birth (depending on insurance) with each pregnancy to maximize the benefits regardless of your history with the vaccine "</blockquote>




Even if they are like back to back pregnancies?

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
28th Apr '13

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Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap); & Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td)



  • Health-care personnel should administer a dose of Tdap during each pregnancyirrespective of the patient
Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:" Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap); & Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) Health-care personnel ... [snip!] ... 1 dose of Td, preferably between 27 and 36 weeks http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/preg-guide.htm gestation . . . 12\CIRD"


Seems like overkill to me

I wouldn't get it just cause i was pregnant/gave birth



Projectpaige 4 kids; Corona, California 876 posts
28th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:</b>" Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap); & Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) Health-care personnel ... [snip!] ... 1 dose of Td, preferably between 27 and 36 weeks http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/preg-guide.htm gestation . . . 12\CIRD"</blockquote>




I guess I'm getting it again then lol. I had one in 2010 and did not get one with 2nd ds in 2011 so ill definetly make sure to request it. Thank you, do you think dh should be fine or should I make him get one again as well?

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Projectpaige:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" Why? It's good for 10 years"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... too, that's why I'm confused. I read some article on what to expect website that said you should get one with each pregnancy."


the new recommendation is to have dtap vaccine during each new pregnancy due to most complications from whooping cough occur b4 baby gets the benifit of their own vaccine.

Karen L.S. TTC since Aug 2013; 5 kids; Texas 288 posts
28th Apr '13
Quoting Projectpaige:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lilly and Laya's momma:</b>" Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis ... [snip!] ... so ill definetly make sure to request it. Thank you, do you think dh should be fine or should I make him get one again as well?"

They recommend any care giver of babies get one to help prevent the spread of the disease to the new baby. That means DH too