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Wallkill, NY
A 23-year-old female 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 . wouldn't i have symptoms i'm scared already of tetanus if i was going to get it

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Don't worry: No need to worry that the injury caused tetanus at this point, You are, however, overdue for a booster so please see your doctor for one now. Be sure o catch up on all your vaccines. Tetanus is not likely to result from clean nail in an attic.
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