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how long can you wait to get a tetanus shot

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
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
35 years experience Pediatrics
2 weeks: You should be feeling well. No fever. Two weeks after the Prednisone shoukd do it.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
With Tetanus: It is better not to delay if your shot is out of date.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Why wait???: If it's been 10 years or more since you had a tetanus shot, get one.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 hav ... Read More
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Nope: Go ahead and get one, it is not too late
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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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