A member asked:

Tetanus booster antibodies begin to appear at 4 day ,does it mean 4 days after booster shot we are safe even without tig?

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Well not exactly: Depending on many clinical factors it's hard to provide a definitive answer, other than I would say you are not completely out of the danger zone. Tetanus is very rare in developed countries - probably because our wound care is so good, and most people have been previously immunized with a tetanus toxoid containing vaccine. The measurement of tetanus antibodies provides some insight into immunity.

Answered 12/19/2018



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