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if you think you have been exposed to tetanus, do you have approx 48 hours to get the tdap vaccine/booster?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: The incubation period of tetanus is 3-21 days with shorter incubation for the most contaminated wounds. Antibodies from a T booster begin to appear 4-7 days after the dose, so the sooner it is given the better. Good wound clean out/care can prevent most tetanus by stopping the germ before it begins to take hold within the tissues.

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