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how often are you supposed to get a 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.

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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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You really want to: Get the shot as quickly after injury as possible. But, still go in to get it. Take care.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
5-10 years: For adults, the overall recommendation is every 5-10 years. The current DPT shot is tdap and covers pertussis or whooping cough. It is recommended a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Varies by age: Current cdc (center for disease control & prevention) recommendation for tetanus vaccination is as follow: initial series at 2, 4, and 6 months of age ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
You don't need to wt: Tdap can be given on the same day or in days prior to and after a flu shot. They do not interfere with each other so they can be given any time they a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tetanus Vaccine: The schedule for tetanus vaccine: children - 2, 4, 6, and 15 - 18 months, then between 4 -6 years of age, with a booster every 10 years; adults not ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depending upon: caliber and location of the wounds it is not a matter of if, but when you should let a medical professional in on the evaluation and treatment. Tho ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Mammogram schedule: When & how often to get mammograms at what age varies depending upon who you ask (as well as your Family History). Check out http://goo.gl/sg2NP7, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
10 years.: Actually reimmunization for diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis are 10 years for maitenance of immune response. They can be given separately!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Influenza: vaccine is recommended annually. There may still be some protective value the second year - but annual is still recommended.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Everyone & Gardisil: I believe every sexually active adult should get gardisil. But, the problem is that most insurances will only pay for the vaccine series if you are u ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience Pediatrics
Lasts 4 to 5 years: The benefits of the shot last 4 or 5 years.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Every 10 yrs: The effect of a tetanus booster is good for most people for ten years. Those with immune problems or after bone marrow transplant the need differs an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
11-26 years: HPV vaccination is provided to children and young adults, age group 11 to 26 years, of both gender.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is r ... Read More
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A 43-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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Variable: Whenever normal ovulation and menstrual cycles resume, pregnancy is possible after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is a powe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: While the manufacturers state it is preferable to keep the same brand going during the series, it is certainly not essential and there is no good scie ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dead virus: It is dead virus.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
10 years: If you haven't had one in the last 10 years - get one now regardless of amount of bleeding from injury.
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