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    TDAP (sometimes called DTAP instead) is not the default vaccination done in general.

    Many docs (following their professional society guidelines) are only giving one TDAP during adulthood and otherwise just tetanus/diphtheria.

    That is still the guideline referenced by my professional society (which is the American College of Physicians, the largest single-specialty physicians' group). The ACIP adult vaccination guidelines seem to have been last updated in the 2010/2011 document.

    The plural of anecdote is not data.

    by Skipbidder on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:09:00 PM PST

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    •  Thank you for this information. My PCP gave TDAP, (1+ / 0-)
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      Noor B

      maybe the huge hospital corporation she is a part of got a deal with Big Pharma(not snark).

      2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Steamroll.

      by CuriousBoston on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:47:00 AM PST

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