A member asked:

How long can i wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? the nail wasn't.clean but wasn't rusted.foot washed.dep cut

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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

As soon as you can: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years, you should go to your doctor and get a booster shot. Nowadays, we give tdap, which also will protect you against whooping cough, which is common in certain parts of the country.

Answered 12/9/2016



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