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Why do they give four month old tetanus vaccines at their 4mo wellness visit?


Asked by carol2m2 at 4:44 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it is included in the DTap vaccine...they get these if you follow the standard vaccination schedule at 2mo,4mo, 6mo, 18 mos, and 4 yrs with a booster around 12 called the Tdap. It include diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)
    I am a vaccinating momma and do not delay but this is the one shot that I will not allow my children to get with any other vaccinations.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 5:34 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Its more than tetanus. Its called dtap. d=diptheria, t=tetanus a=and p=pertussis. All can be deadly if caught. Baby got it at 2 months and will get it at 6 and 12-18 months as well. Its on the cdc recommended schedule.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 7:15 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I thought you only got a tetanus shot if you were possibly exposed to it.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 4:48 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I let my kids get it but i make sure that it is the only vaccine that they get that day because they usually get a fever and dont feel well with this one, i dont want to add to that by giving them several vaccines on top of this one.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 6:19 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Why don't u allow it? My DD got it today and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it and why.

    Comment by carol2m2 (original poster) at 5:40 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Don'you have to show that your children have vaccines to start school hotmommy420? Also, don't you worry about the risk of disease for not vaccinating your children?

    Comment by carol2m2 (original poster) at 3:51 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • why give your baby vaccines at all?? thumbs up to all the NATURAL MOMMYS out there!! =)

    Answer by hotmommy420 at 8:23 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

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