A 70-year-old female asked:
i have a scrape that broke the skin on a chain link fence that is probably rusty. i had a tetanus shot 12/15 & 12/10. it is not deep but did bleed. i cleaned it very well and applied poly. do i need another tetanus shot?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: The wound was exposed to rust and deep enough to have bled. Clean the wound and continue Bacitracin twice daily.A Tetanus vaccination is indicated since the last vaccination was in 2015.
Answered on Sep 27, 2020
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