A 44-year-old member asked:

Had tetanus booster vaccination..complications?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, though, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a tetanus booster shot, is it considered a vaccination?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: You can get a simple tetanus booster if you wish & it is a vaccination. Today, improved vaccine design has broadened the role of the simple tetanus booster into an available 3 in 1 vaccine that will boost your protection from tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis. Adults last vaccinated as kids for pertussis can get it & pass it to babies who are most at risk of dying from the disease.
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