A 38-year-old member asked:
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is a week too late to get a tetanus shot?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You really want to: Get the shot as quickly after injury as possible. But, still go in to get it. Take care.
Answered on Aug 27, 2020
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Better late than never, really.
Aug 31, 2013

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