CDC: Some children should not get DTaP vaccine or should wait.

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THE CDC SAYS: DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD THE DTaP VACCINE IF HE/SHE IS OVER 7 YEARS OLD.

THE CDC SAYS: SOME KIDS HAVE THE FOLLOWING SEVERE PROBLEMS AFTER RECEIVING THE DTaP VACCINE  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/dtap.html

  • Permanent brain damage.
  • Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness
  • Serious allergic reaction (less than 1 out of a million doses)

Some children should not get DTaP vaccine or should wait.

  • Children with minor illnesses, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. But children who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before getting DTaP vaccine.
  • Any child who had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of DTaP should not get another dose.
  • Any child who suffered a brain or nervous system disease within 7 days after a dose of DTaP should not get another dose.
  • Talk with your doctor if your child:
    • had a seizure or collapsed after a dose of DTaP,
    • cried non-stop for 3 hours or more after a dose of DTaP,
    • had a fever over 105°F after a dose of DTaP.

Ask your doctor for more information. Some of these children should not get another dose of pertussis vaccine, but may get a vaccine without pertussis, called DT.

This information was taken directly from the DTaP VIS

Complications

THE CDC SAYS SOME KIDS HAVE THE FOLLOWING SEVERE PROBLEMS AFTER RECEIVING THIS VACCINE

  • Permanent brain damage.
  • Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness
  • Serious allergic reaction (less than 1 out of a million doses)

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/should-not-vacc.html