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Dtap Immunization

The original DTP vaccine wasdeveloped in the 1930s. Todays Dtap still protects against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis but with fewer side effects than the original vaccine. Common reactions with the modern vaccine includes fever 3-5%, fussiness, and decrease appetite. Pertussis (whooping cough) is still around and something I see every 2 to 3 years.

 

pertussis

Our 3 month old baby came down with a terrible cold.  After further examination by Dr. Gordon at Pediatric Associates, he suspected the presence of Pertussis or "Whooping Cough" in our daughter.  We were sent directly over to Arnold Palmer to be further evaluated and confirmed Dr. Gordon's findings and she tested positive for Pertussis. She was admitted to the hospital for a few days and we were prescribed an antibiotic for each family member to take so that she wouldn't spread the virus along to other family members.  We were interviewed by the (... more on pertussis)

 

Written April 2010 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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