A member asked:

Does deep cut require tetanus shot?whats the time limit under which i should get the shot?a long sewing machine needle passed through the finger fully

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Dr. Chi Nguyen answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No shot needed.: If it's a non-rusty sewing needle, it's unlikely you will need tetanus shot. This shot lasts 5-10 years. If you haven't had the shot over 6 years. It;s best to get another one. This will protect you for future deep wound or cut injuries that may put you at risk for tetanus.

Answered 8/22/2018



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