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I stepped on metal today punctured skin. able to stop bleeding. my foot is throbbing. been 12 years since last booster. do i need a tetanus shot?

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Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Tetanus: If you get a severe cut or puncture wound and it has been more than 5 years since your last tetanus shot you should get a booster shot. Otherwise it is recommended that you have a booster shot in 10 years after the last shot.
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