Anyone had a Tdap shot?

  1. I will be getting one of these by the end of next week. Some people said it hurts and have bad reactions. I had tetanus shots before in the past (no problem). Just like to hear others experience in having tdap shots.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   CrunchRN
    I had it May 2011. Absolutely no problems.
  4. by   MissyMango
    Thank you
  5. by   krazievi3t6url
    I had it and it hurt. Sore for 3 days. I've a lot of experience giving these shots and always tell patients you can expect to be sore for a few days. You will live though! =)
  6. by   LB_RN2B
    Had one about 3 weeks ago ( never had problems w/ tetnas shots b4)..HURT LIKE HELL afterwards ..It subsided in about 3-4 days...Felt like severe muscle soreness! OUCH!!!!!!!
  7. by   ghillbert
    No probs. Measles was painful but TDap was fine.
  8. by   sunbaby0811
    Lord. I got one last week and my arm was sore 5 days!! It wasn't hurtful getting the shot, just sore after.
  9. by   kandamom
    I just got mine last week...I really really had myself all worked up about this one!
    Shot itself nada...no pain, nothing! I didn't even feel it.
    However, it started getting sore pretty quickly after that. It wasn't too bad tho, as long as I kept up with taking my motrin.
    3-4 days tho, and that was it...now it doesn't feel like anything
  10. by   Carlalily
    Got mine 2weeks ago......super sore like I had a strenuous workout but I'm so happy to have it behind me- one less thing on my to do list
  11. by   KelRN215
    I had this shot 6 years ago when there was an outbreak of pertussis at my hospital. I do not remember it hurting more or less than any other shot. The only one I remember being particularly painful was Yellow Fever.
  12. by   Bobmo88
    I had mine two years ago and the day I got it I was fine but the next day it felt like I had worked out my arm and then got punched in the same spot 10 times. It took a few days to get rid of the soreness. At least it's good for 5 years!

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