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Anti Tetanus Shot
Cost Varies: Cost of the vaccine DT oR Tdap varies and can be abour 100 dollars with office visit But it is covered by most insurance as preventive care. We do not use simple Tetanus shot any more and Tdap is recommended as it also protects you against Whooping Cough as we see resurgence of it lately ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you get an anti tetanus shot how long does it last? I mean how long before you have to take another one?
Tetanus Shot: A series of shots are given during childhood, but thereafter a booster shot is needed every 10 years, but as a practical matter, when I see people in the urgent care center with wounds or punctures, I recommend a booster if they cannot remember when they last had a booster. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
My cat scratched me and it bled. I already washed it with soap and put betadine on it. I had my anti-rabies and tetanus shots last year in April. Do I still need to worry?
I got 2 anti-tetanus and 6 verorab shots due to cat bite 2 yrs.Ago. Last saturday, i was scratched, slightly bitten. Do i need to be vaccinated again?
After Primary Imm10y: The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation The vaccine used is DPT(Diptheria,Teatanus,Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease. Given at 2,4,6,15-18 months and next 4to6 years.Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine.And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap. But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5-10 yrs: The tetanus shot we are use to is generally considered effective for older kids & adults for no less that 5 years in most situations and 10 for some. Infants with immature immune systems start a 6-8wks & are boosted every 2mo for 3 doses then at 12-15 mo for primary protection. Those whose activities(play or work) involve repeated incidental wounds may benefit from a booster after 5 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores ( that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken & the booster is simple & readily available. ...Read more
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