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Question:Do children still need a vaccine at 10 years of age? My old clinic book says my son does need a ten year old shot, but my doctor says it is not necessary.
Answer:No. Provided your child has had all the necessary vaccinations as an infant, at 18 months and 5 years, no further routine tetanus or diphtheria vaccine is required until 15 years of age. It has been found that the effects of the vaccine last far longer than originally thought. Everyone should still have their hepatitis B vaccine at 13 years of age. Vaccination schedules change almost annually, and may have changed again by the time this book is published, so always check with your GP as to what vaccinations are necessary.
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