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My son is 11yrs old, I think he got his whooping cough vaccine 3yrs ago. Is it ok to vaccinate him again

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Asked by Binga70 at 2:25 PM on Aug. 29, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Why would you vaccinate him again? He doesn't need it.. as I think it is more of a one time thing from my understanding.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 2:27 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • That's a ques. for his Dr. If you don't like what the Dr. has to say, seek a 2nd opinion. We are not medical professionals here.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:28 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Call your pediatrician and ask them. They are medical professionals and better equipped to answer your questions and ask you for pertinent information about your child.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:31 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Ask his Dr. But If he needs it to attend School & you have no proof of record that he already received it then I guess he has to get it again.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:31 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • BTW, The vaccine is a combo one called DTaP. Includes: diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:39 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Vaccinations are on a registry that the doctor can access. There should be no question of whether he got it or not

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:40 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Your doctor should have a record of all his vaccinations and when he should have boosters if needed.

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:44 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • What does his doctor say?

    Answer by Rosehawk at 2:45 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Consult his pediatrician for all his records.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:13 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Call his doctor if you think he may need a booster.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:00 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

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