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How often are you supposed to get a tetanus shot

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
7-10 years: As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster, get it now.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Call your doctor: You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You really want to: Get the shot as quickly after injury as possible. But, still go in to get it. Take care.
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Patterson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
About ten years: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at- http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/ great ma... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
As soon as possible: Do not put this off if it has been 10 years or more since your last shot or if you don't know when it was. Get it now.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
A dirty wound: A penetrating dirty wound such as a nail going into the foot. If you had your original tetanus shots all you would need is what is called a "wound boo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics 26 years experience
10 years: The recommendation is every ten years.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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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