The Pros And Cons Of Tdap Vaccines

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The concept behind immunization is to expose those to a very small safe bit of the most dangerous diseases that they may be likely to encounter at any point in life. We also regard protection against those same diseases coming into contact with our bodies. One of the first combined vaccines to be licensed by the FDA. It was put into the routine pediatric care in the 1940s and a staple of preventive service in the United States through 1990. There are four combinations involved in this vaccine. Two are DTap/DT and their given to children under the age of 7 and the other two which are Td/Tdap, are given to older children ages 11 or 12 and adults. Tdap vaccine protects us from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. This vaccine is given to pregnant woman to protect newborn babies against pertussis otherwise known as whooping cough. Td booster should be given every 10 years. If you have not received this vaccine you should get vaccinated soon as possible. It may also be used after severe cut or burn to prevent tetanus. Diphtheria is a toxin released by bacterium called Corynebacterium. This causes a…show more content…
Unlike most vaccine preventable diseases, tetanus is not a disease that can be caught from person to person. The bacteria live in the soil and enter the body following wounds or punctures that are not clean, or tissue damaged such as burns, gangrene, or frostbite. Nails are likely to be contaminated with tetanus bacteria. Once under the skin the bacteria make a toxin that cause muscle spasms in the neck and head, which leads to lockjaw. This can interfere with breathing. Killing about 1 out of 10 people. Pertussis, one of the most contagious diseases. Its caused by bacterium called Bordetella pertussis which makes children cough uncontrollably. This cough can be severe causing difficulty breathing and disturbed sleep. More violent effects include cracked ribs, blood vessel tares, and

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