A member asked:

I hit my head a few months back on a nail sticking out in my attic. i'm 24 got my tetanus shot at 12 should i be worried? i don't remember bleeding

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

While there are cases of late occurring tetanus, it's uncommon. I would have expected a problem to develop long before now. But you do need a tetanus shot to keep your immunization status current.

Answered Jun 1, 2017



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