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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

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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Nope: Go ahead and get one, it is not too late
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Yes: The cdc recommends a tetanus shot booster every ten years or for certain exposures. Symptoms develop about 3-8 days after exposure to the bacteria. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Williamson
35 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes.: Tetnus immunization generally provides 5 years of strong immunity, and ten years of some immunity. however, not everyone achieves the same level of i ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Any wound at risk: The development of tetanus requires a breach in the integrity of the skin(a cut) and contamination of that cut by tetanus spores. A clean blade or obj ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Call your doctor and see if you are up to date on tetanus. If so, shot not needed. If not up to date then you should get the shot.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Tetanus EVERY 5-10yr: If a wound is dirty (contaminated with dirt/wood/metal etc.) and your last tetanus shot was >5 years ago then you may need a tetanus shot. With whoop ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Yes: most certainly and also evaluation and treatment at a wound care clinic-ASAP.
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 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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