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A 33-year-old female asked:

My 3 year old son cut his foot on a rusty nail. should he get a tetanus injection now?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: Most kids that age have had a tetanus booster along with their regular vaccines within 5 years.If so a tetanus shot would not bee needed. Good wound care & observation for the many other germs that can cause cellulitis or an abscess is very important.
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