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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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.
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A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really... !: Any vaccination can give rise to mild fever, malaise, local tenderness or redness. This is because of activation of immune system in response to the v ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
If > 10 yrs U need 1: Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
7-10 years: As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster, get it now.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Usually: Minor illness will not interfere with the success of a vaccine at turning on antibody production.If your illness leaves you on bed rest in a borderlin ... Read More
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