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Hi docs, can you tell me if tetanus and anti-tetanus vaccines are the same thing?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Confusing question: There is a tetanus toxoid, which helps you develop your own anti-tetanus antibodies if given ahead of time. There is also a tetanus immune globulin, which is pre-formed antibodies. Tig is a product that is helpful if the person has never received a tetanus shot and needs protection right away.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Are tetanus and anti-tetanus vaccines actually the same thing?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Vacccine/immune glob: The two agents in our fight against tetanus is a toxoid, a vaccine that helps the body develop antibodies to the tetanus toxin.It is the tetanus portion of vaccines. (dtap/tdap). Tetanus Immune Globulin is pooled antibodies, injected into the site of a wound if someone has never completed their primary series or if their status is unclear.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated May 5, 2014

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