A 18-year-old female asked about a 27-year-old female:
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
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nguyen Nguyenanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
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.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
How long can I wait before getting a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? It wasn't clean, but was not rusty. My foot has been washed out. Deep cut
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 years experience
Tetanus: In america you would have gotten your last tetanus shot when you turned 15. These shots last for ten years and you would not be due again until age 25.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 9, 2016
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