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Is it common to feel extremely drowsy, tired and week days after Tetanus-Diphtheria booster shot? I am an adult.

Is it common to feel extremely drowsy, tired and week days after Tetanus-Diphtheria booster shot? I am an adult.

Less likely: There are more local reaction of the skin, 'There can be mild systemic side effects as mild tiredness and drowsiness but not after weeks , it is less likely ...Read more

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Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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What is a tetanus booster shot, is it considered a vaccination?

Yes: You can get a simple tetanus booster if you wish & it is a vaccination. Today, improved vaccine design has broadened the role of the simple tetanus booster into an available 3 in 1 vaccine that will boost your protection from tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis. Adults last vaccinated as kids for pertussis can get it & pass it to babies who are most at risk of dying from the disease. ...Read more

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How long do side effects take to show if i get a tetanus booster shot?

A day or two: Most of the time, side effects are a mild swelling and a dull ache that sets in later that day and continues for 2-3 days afterwards. Sometimes a fever develops that night or the next day. Other shots may have delayed side effects but the tetanus vaccine side effects set in fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tetanus from an indoor cat scratch? Can i get tetanus even when i got a tetanus booster shot after the scratch?

No: A scratch from a house car is an unlikely source of tetanus, and if you have had a baseline series of tetanus shots, or dpt, when you were younger, and now got a booster, you are safe. It is possible to get other infections from a cat scratch , so report redness and swelling to your doctor. A scratch is an unlikely source of tetanus compared to a puncture wound , . ...Read more

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I stepped on a sharp piece of metal outside. My last tetanus shot was about 3 years ago. Do I need to go for a tetanus booster shot?

No need for booster : If you got all your tetanus vaccines as a child and a booster 3 years ago then you don't need one now. Tetanus booster shots are good for at least 5 years. ...Read more

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What is tetanus shot booster for?

What is tetanus shot booster for?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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Can you get tetanus 7 years after a booster shot?

UNLIKELY: Most are considered well covered by a booster within 10 years. Some recommend those working in high risk environments like landscaping and gardening consider boosters every 5 yr. ...Read more

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