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How Soon After Injury Should I Receive A Tetanus Shot
Depends: The recommendations vary depending on past vaccine history and wound. If the vaccine series was completed within the past 5 years and the wound minor & cleaned quickly, none needed. After 5-10yr, not unless wound is complex or dirty.At>10yr yes for all wounds within 24hrs.If never vaccinated or initial series not complete, the sooner the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better late: than never if your vaccines are not up to date. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have it checked for a secondary infection at the same time. ...Read more
If immunity takes two weeks to build after tetanus shot but tetanus incubation is as little as 3 to 8 days, then why does shot after injury work?
It's been more than 10 years since my last tetanus shot. Shall i take it as a precaution? Or wait for when i need it (e.G. In case of injury?)
You may not notice : Tetanus spores are everywhere in the environment & need only a break in the skin to set up and begin the low grade infection that creates tetanus toxin.Waiting until you have in injury that you believe may be a problem may be too late.At 38, the best booster for you covers tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis, which helps protect you & prevents you from giving whooping cough to a vulnerable young infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 36 hours since i got the injury through bike accident,i did not take tetanus shot but i took medicines just now,should i worry of infection?
I may have punctured my shin bone with a rusty nail. I got a tetanus shot but 4 months later i'm getting severe bone pain at the point of the injury.
If > 10 yrs U need 1: Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you should consider one at your convenience. If you are not protected a booster within 24hrs of a potential tetanus exposure will be necessary.Today we recommend the tdap which boosts your coverage against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria. ...Read more
No Free shots for 27: Sorry but there are no free shots any where in Nyc for a 24 years old We do not use single Tetanus vaccine any more it is either DT(ADULT)or tdap and you can get from any doctor's office or ER if you have a wound Most insurance cover the vaccine boosters ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: Adults who completed the primary tetanus series at anytime in the past (infancy, childhood, teens or adults) would only need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Some who engage in gardening or landscape work may get boosters at 5 yr point. If you never had a previous series then it would be wise to do so. ...Read more
Vaccine records: should be available through your physician's office, local health department, or from a school you most recently attended. Blood tests are also available to evaluate your immunity to the components, and may be of value if you are unable to secure documentation. ...Read more
Depends: If you completed the primary series in childhood & have had one within five years you can probably just wash out a simple wound & not worry.If you have never had the series & have a dirty wound u could see the tetanus begin to set up over a day or so, so a shot & anti-toxin might be needed within hours.If u fall in the middle, get it done within 48hrs, but do a good job of cleaning the wound 1st. ...Read more
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