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A 25-year-old female asked:

Will a tetanus shot booster work the next day? two tiny cuts were made from an old dog runner that had been chewed up outside.little blood..nervous!

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Get tetanus shot: If possible you should get the tetanus shot on the day of the injury if your last one was more than 10 years ago. If you do not have medical care available today, you should get it ASAP.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You have some time: A booster should be given as soon as possible but you have a couple of days before it would lose its benefit. Close monitoring of the sites and thorough cleaning are a necessary first step.

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Last updated Apr 7, 2016

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