Tdap/Dtap Shot

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@megz06: I don’t feel comfortable asking anyone else to get a shot. It came up in conversation with my mom the other day somehow and she didn’t even know it was a “thing” to have grandparents get it (despite my sister having 2 babies).  She said she would get it if we thought she should but I don’t think it’s an issue.

If DH wants to ask his parents/sister to get it, he can but I won’t be doing it. I’m not that concerned. His mom works with the elderly (but not really with super sick ones in an inpatient environment) and his sister in the school system, so it is probably a good idea if they do but I’m not going to lose sleep over it if they don’t. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My parents were around a TON when my guy was born, and my mom provides regular childcare, and there was an outbreak in my state right when he was born, so we requested that my parents get the shot. DH’s parents didn’t visit until 1.5 months, though I do think we asked them to get it. I would have been ok if they didn’t want to do it, though. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I was curious about this recently, so I looked it up.  The AHS website only recommends to get this one once after the age of 12.  They normally give them out in school.  It’s just Td (or however they capitalize it, I may be off) that is recommended every 10 years.

Are doctors recommending people who are around young children, esp. parents to get the pertussis immunization more than once in the teen/adult years?  Or are people only getting this now as it wasn’t routinely done as a teenager in many places?

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AB Bride:  In the US the pertussis vaccination is now recommended for pregnant women EVERY pregnancy.  It’s recommended every 5 years for others. At least this is what we were told by my doctor. They recommend people who will be around your child a lot to get the vaccine to protect them while they are too young to be vaccinated.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  You know, I didn’t ask grandparents to get it, and I kind of feel like I could have.  I may ask them with this pregnancy though, since the baby will be born just before cold/flu season and will be too young for vaccinations until well into the season.

With DD (and you’re due on her birthday!) I definitely asked DH to get his booster.  I got mine right after she was born before I left the hospital.  I did suggest to family members to get their flu shots this year but I didn’t demand it.

I do think next fall with the new baby though I will just say “get the shots or don’t come visit” or something.  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsWBS:  What if the pregnancies are only a year apart?  Hmm… I will ask at my first prenatal appointment.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

We asked both my mom and his mom to get the shot. For us it wasn’t optional. Whooping cough is super dangerous for young babies, there had been a young  baby who almost died in our area from it and there was no way I wanted to risk our son possibly getting it. Besides that, we kept him home mostly the first few months to limit exposure to that and the flu (it was flu season). You can call me paranoid, but I figured the most important thing was keeping him safe from these things if at all possible.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My husband and I both got it. (I’m 36w2d pregnant) and we asked our parents to get vaccinated as well and told them the importance of it. We will not be REQUIRING it however. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Both times my sister has been pregnant she’s stated that no one is allowed near the newborn without a pertussis vaccination.  But she’s also a doctor and works in nicu, being surrounded by very ill newborns all day and such, makes sense she would be firm about taking all the preventative measures possible.  She’s all to aware of what can happen if they don’t.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@megz06:  

@MrsWBS:  Thanks, I wonder if doctors say more beyond what it on the AHS health site.  The CDC recommendations wouldn’t change what the province recommends (although information is obviously shared).

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@megz06:  honestly, I didn’t even get one last time and baby was fine. I’m undecided if I/we will this time. Definitely not grandparents since they won’t be around mich

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was adamant about grandparents and my sisters getting it because they all stayed at our house for at least a week (at different times).

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