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When To Get Tetanus Shot After Injury
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
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
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.
Small cut from metal table in kitchen. Disinfected. I have dr appt. in 48 hrs. Am I ok to wait until then to get tetanus shot? Last one was 12 yrs ago
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