Good morning, I have a question what happen if a kid in...


Good morning, I have a question what happen if a kid in grade 9 had the tetanus vaccine before, and get another in grade 9 will be a problem, how often a child get a Tetanus vaccine? Please send me info about grade 9 vaccines and reactions. Who can't have the vacinnes?


The tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine offered in grade 9 is a booster dose for children who were immunized against these diseases at a younger age. Protection from these diseases decreases with time. The booster dose strengthens or boosts the immune system to give better protection against these diseases. 

In early childhood, children are routinely given a series of doses of the tetanus-containing vaccine (the tetanus vaccine is combined with other vaccines).  This is because more than one dose is needed to build immunity and to be protected against disease. Children get a booster dose before they start kindergarten and again in grade 9.  Receiving multiple doses of a vaccine is safe and ensures protection.  You can find the BC’s routine vaccine schedules for infants & children and school age children here

The following HeathLinkBC File has information on grade 9 immunizations, including information on common reactions to the vaccines and who should not get a vaccine:

If you have further quesitons, we recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse. You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here.  

- Immunization Nurse