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How long can you wait to get a tetanus shot

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Scedule:: 2m , 4m, 6m, 18m, 4 years, 11years and then every 10 years.If you got dirty wound, do shot asap! don't weit.

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lucinda DeMarco
Pediatrics 36 years experience
2 weeks: You should be feeling well. No fever. Two weeks after the Prednisone shoukd do it.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 50 years experience
As soon as you can: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years, you should go to your doctor and get a booster shot. Nowadays, we give tdap, which also wi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Why wait???: If it's been 10 years or more since you had a tetanus shot, get one.
A member asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
You : You should have a tetanus shot within 72 hours ideally. However it is very unlikely that you will get tetanus from a soup can. It is a good idea to g... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Tetanus shot: Yes you can safely wait 48 hours for your tetanus shot. The chance of the tetanus organism being in the kitchen is negligible
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If the can: was clean (not rusty or filthy) you can likely wait 24 hours.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
With Tetanus: It is better not to delay if your shot is out of date.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines.They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Clean out the wound the best you can and watch it well as infection can also be a problem.We like to get the tetanus booster on board soon but under 3... Read More