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I got rose thorn deep in a knuckle (through a glove). got tetanus shot next day. vaccinated as child, no booster since (40). can i still get tetanus?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Protected: You are protected against tetanus as long as shot is given within 48 hours of injury.

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