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do i need to get a tetanus shot

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Any wound can be contaminated by tetanus spores. If the dog was vaccinated against rabies it does not protect you from the other germs/tetanus that ca ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If it's been less than 10 years, you should be ok.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
GET seen,GET Tetanus: Human bites can be as dangerous as or even more dangerous than animal bites because of the types of bacteria in the human mouth. First aid is: wash ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Hochstein
23 years experience Podiatry
Tetanus Protocol: If you can not remember the last time you had a tetanus booster. It wouldn't be a bad idea to get one. Then you'll be good for 10 years. Better safe a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Low T?: No T booster needed specifically for that, but you should get a tetanus booster about every ten years. Check your shot records.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: As long as tetanus vaccination status is current, minor injury does not require tetanus shot.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
7-10 years: As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster, get it now.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Call your doctor: You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very l ... Read More

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