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when do you need a tetanus shot

A 47-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

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
He's OK: The basic coverage for a tetanus lasts 10 years from the last booster in adulthood.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
It is not the cat: its claws , they walk on dirt , dung , and where tetanus spores are prevalent will carry and infect the person ,reason to have tetanus prophylaxis ... Read More
A 32-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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Tetanus: If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other diseases prevent ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Adults who completed the primary tetanus series at anytime in the past (infancy, childhood, teens or adults) would only need a tetanus shot every 10 y ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein.As the germ s ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what ... Read More

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