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When to get a tetanus shot in general?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
7-10 years: As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster, get it now.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How often should you get a tetanus shot?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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.

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