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#1 Clementine

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:23 AM

Has anyone ever gotten a shot of Adacel? My primary care physician recommended it since I was getting the pnuemovax anyway.
It must be kind of new a maybe a booster to a tetanus shot...not sure at all. Need to do my homework.
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:38 PM

Hi there! Here's what I found on the web: ADACEL vaccine is the first tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) booster vaccine. I don't get the flu vaccine because when I did I got really sick. doctor said something about the "base" that's used & me reacting to it! So if you've had the tetanus, dip & pert. vaccines before you should be fine I would think!
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:42 PM

Hi Tangie,

A person needs an updated Tetunus every 10 years, so if you haven't had one, I'd take it. :)
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