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how often do you get a tetanus vaccine?

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Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tetanus Vaccine: The schedule for tetanus vaccine: children - 2, 4, 6, and 15 - 18 months, then between 4 -6 years of age, with a booster every 10 years; adults not immunized: 2 doses given 4 - 8 weeks apart, 3rd dose after another 6 months, then boosters every 10 years. Usually given in children as dtap = diphtheria / tetanus / pertussis.
Answered on Jan 3, 2020
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
10 years : Routine tetanus -diphtheria boosters are givenevery 10 years.
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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Dr. Marc Grella
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Yes: Yes you can get a tetanus vaccine even days after an exposure but the sooner the better.
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Pertussis: They make a separate vaccine, but you might have to look around, or have it special ordered by your doctor.
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