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Tdap Vaccination Clinic, Tuesday, July 16

 

Anson County Health Department will hold a Tdap vaccination clinic on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at the health department at 110 W. Ashe Street in Wadesboro, NC.  The Tdap vaccine gives protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) recommends that adolescents should preferably receive the Tdap vaccine at 11-12 years of age (before entering 6th grade).They also recommend adults (e.g., grandparents, child-care providers, and health-care practitioners) who have or who anticipate having close contact with an infant less than 12 months of age and who previously have not received Tdap should receive a single dose of Tdap to protect against pertussis and to reduce the likelihood of transmission. For other adults aged 65 years and older, a single dose of Tdap vaccine may be given instead of Td vaccine in persons who have not previously received Tdap. Tdap can be administered regardless of the interval since the last tetanus- or diphtheria-toxoid containing vaccine. After receipt of Tdap, persons should continue to receive Td for routine booster immunization against tetanus and diphtheria.

 

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