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Is Immunization For Diphtheria And Pertussis Safe In A Person Allergic To Tetanus Shot?

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Posted on Thu, 14 Jul 2016
Question: I am allergic to tetanus. Can i get a vaccination for diphtheria and pertussis?
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Vaccine

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.

Yes. It is perfectly safe to be immunized for Diphtheria and Pertussis.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Eric Goldstein (30 minutes later)
My pharmacist said there are no separate ones for the diphtheria and pertussis. Only the three in one with tetanus. Do u know of separate ones?
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (6 minutes later)
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Vaccines

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Most doctors only stock the combination vaccines. You would have to consult with your doctor if they can obtain the individual ones.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Eric Goldstein (1 minute later)
Thank u.
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (18 minutes later)
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You're welcome
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Eric Goldstein (15 hours later)
Can u explain the difference between the live tetanus given to me in the early 1960's and the tetanus given today in the TDaP?
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (38 hours later)
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Today's Tetanus vaccines continue a miniscule amount of Tetanus toxin which is effective at eliciting an immune response, as opposed to a live virus vaccine.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Immunization For Diphtheria And Pertussis Safe In A Person Allergic To Tetanus Shot?

Brief Answer: Vaccine Detailed Answer: Hello. I just read through your question. Yes. It is perfectly safe to be immunized for Diphtheria and Pertussis.