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A 21-year-old female asked:

How likely is it for me to get tetanus if i gave myself a minor cut while using a nail clipper that has a bit of rust on it? i got my previous tetanus shot 11 and a half years ago and i rinsed the minor cut with flowing water

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Tetanus shot: Since your last tetanus shot is over 10 years old, it is advised to get a booster from your MD, a clinic or emergency room. You treated the wound well. I don't think you have a high risk situation, however.

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Last updated Jun 5, 2020

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