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A 18-year-old male asked:

When we removed the bougainvillea tree yesterday, a spike punctured the skin of my thumb and it bled. it was just small and shallow that i washed and put some alcohol on it. should i get my tetanus vaccine? i haven't been vaccinated after 10+ years?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
This is little or no risk for tetanus, and most people are still protected from their childhood vaccinations. Nothing to worry about.
Last updated Sep 12, 2021

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