A 47-year-old member asked:
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how often should you get a tetanus shot?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Dtap and tdap.
Answered on Mar 14, 2020

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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7-10 years: As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster, get it now.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Call your doctor: You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department.
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You really want to: Get the shot as quickly after injury as possible. But, still go in to get it. Take care.
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Try a local health department.

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