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Tdap And Td Vaccines For Adults

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Tdap is a shot given to protect you and others around you from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Td is a shot given to protect you from tetanus and diphtheria.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

  • Your mouth and throat are swollen.
  • You are wheezing or have trouble breathing.
  • You have chest pain or your heart is beating faster than usual.

Call your doctor if:

  • You have severe pain, redness, and swelling in your arm where the shot was given.
  • Your face is red or swollen.
  • You have hives that spread over your body.
  • You feel weak or dizzy.
  • You have a fever or chills.
  • You have a headache, body aches, or joint pain.
  • You have nausea or diarrhea, or you are vomiting.
  • You have questions or concerns about the vaccine.

Apply a warm compress

to the injection area as directed to decrease pain and swelling.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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