Aurora, IL
A 23-year-old male asked:

How easy is it to catch tetanus. sometimes at work i've poked myself quid staples of like today scratched myself on a metal basket i'm worried

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Not easy: Tetanus is relatively hard to get, but if you do get the infection, it is very serious and usually deadly. The tetanus vaccine is very safe and effective and will protect you without any risk. If you haven't had one in the past 5 years, you should go in for one asap.
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