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Tetanus shot time frame

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably yes: Need Td booster only if more than 10 years since your last tetanus shot. Get it within 48 hrs of injury Wash area well (soap and water). Cover with... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The most one can expect from a tetanus shot is 10 yrs.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Do yourself a favor and keep this up to date
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
If you had: contracted clostridium tetani 6 weeks ago and did not receive emergency treatment you would not likely be around to pose your query. Go get your teta... Read More
A 41-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
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Can be done if healt: As long as you're healthy, there's no reason why the two vaccinations (boosters) can't be given together. If you are suffering from an illness or flu,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days.There is no reason to delay one or the other.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Why wait???: If it's been 10 years or more since you had a tetanus shot, get one.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sure: A person should get a Tdap booster shot if she hasn't gotten a Tdap in the last 10 years. The Tdap protects her from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Tetanus: Probably not. Make sure the wound is kept clean, antibacterial ointment applied and a clean bandage is kept over the cut. Try not to get it wet so tha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Usually: Usually the majority of pain from a tetanus vaccination resolves within 3 to 4 days.

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