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A 37-year-old male asked:

I have a 3 years old daughter. a small splinter (probably from a pine) sank into her skin. is a tetanus vaccine required in this case.

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Up to date?: Is your daughter up to date on her vaccines? The situation you are describing is low risk to begin with; however, if you daughter has gotten her regularly scheduled vaccinations then she is up to date with tetanus (part of her dtap series) and wouldn't need to get another vaccine either way.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Tetanus: If your daughter is 3 she has coverage from her tetanus shots/vaccination series during the first years of life. You need one every 10 years. It usually is a problem in adults as we don't get routine vaccinations. If she was never vaccinated that is another issue, and vaccination is appropriate.
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Last updated Mar 5, 2015

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