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how long is a tetanus shot good for

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If the person has completed their primary tetanus series and boosters, the shot is good for 10 years. Some who work around gardening and other outdoor ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
5-10 yrs: The tetanus shot we are use to is generally considered effective for older kids & adults for no less that 5 years in most situations and 10 for some. ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
5-10 years: Tetanus shots should be repeated in five years for high risk people and in ten years for standard risk people.
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Dr. Bonnie Bock
47 years experience Infectious Disease
10 years: Tetanus shots last at least 10 years the newer shot called tdap (diphtheria tetanus and pertussis)became available for adults in 2005-2006 it protects ... Read More
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Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
10 years: A tetanus shot should be renewed every ten years. However, in case of a major injury, a new one should be given if it has been more than 5 years since ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
10: Ten.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
36 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not long.: Tetanus vaccines prevent "lockjaw", a disease of horrible muscle spasms that is generally fatal. If you have already been properly vaccinated within t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: Usually the majority of discomfort from a tetanus vaccination resolves within 3 to 4 days.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: Usually most discomfort resolves within 3 to 4 days.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Days: If you are referring to the soreness usually no more than 2-3 days. I have found that warm compresses help.

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