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How to give a tetanus shot

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Tetanus toxoid: If you received this you may have a systemic reaction to the vaccine in the form of low grade temp elevation, but would not simply assume this is rela... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
If your childhood : Immunizations were completed according to CDC recommendations & your last Tdap booster was at 11-12 years, you are due for another Tdap. Rust does... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Broke the skin: There ire things other than a snakes possible poison that can cause trouble. If someone is working around the dirt & material where snakes live, they ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rarely kept in stock: After the development of adult friendly pertussis vaccines in the 1990's, the need for and use of the single antigen tetanus vaccine declined. I never... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Allergist: An allergy specialist might be able to do this. But maybe not necessary. Tetanus is extremely rare. Although periodic re-immunization is wise, it's op... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Everyone: Everyone should have a current booster. This is case of exposure to tetanus through skin breakage through rusty meta or some animal bites for example.
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Every 10 years: Tetanus shots are recommended every 10 years for people older than 6 who have had the primary series. If you get a puncture wound or a wound that is c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Every ten years.: If you don't know how long it has been since your last tetanus shot - it is best to just get another shot.

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