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Can tetanus and booster shots hurt, because I am absolutely terrified of shots, I can not handle them at all. Please help?

Can tetanus and booster shots hurt, because I am absolutely terrified of shots, I can not handle them at all. Please help?

Usually does: I have never had one that did not. Sounds like you need some couch time with a therapist. I expect that behavior from a little kid, but it must mess up your life if you are struggling with it now. ...Read more

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Any advice about botox "booster" shots. Do they work?

Any advice about botox "booster" shots. Do they work?

Yes: Sometimes it takes more than the typical 20-24 units of Botox to stop the muscles from moving. A little booster shot can help achieve that. A touch up treatment is usually down about 2 weeks after the initial treatment. ...Read more

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I would like advice about botox booster shots. Can anyone help?

I would like advice about botox booster shots. Can anyone help?

Botox booster shots: Hello

You may not need these booster shots. It depends on your muscle activity, the actual amount of BoTox injected and your expectations. What you get may not be what you've received / expected before. There are few "deals" that are lasting results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many booster shots does a 13 year old have to have?

Can you tell me how many booster shots does a 13 year old have to have?

Depends: It depends entirely on what vaccines have already been administered. Typically a thirteen year old who has been up-to-date is not due for anything for a few years. That assumes that they received the Gardasil series, menactra, and Adacel in the previous two years. Mantoux, though not technically a vaccine, may be also be needed depending on the region of the country and subsequent risk factors. ...Read more

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On a scale of 1-10 how important is it to get tetanus booster shots? And what is the probability that I would ever contract tetanus?

On a scale of 1-10 how important is it to get tetanus booster shots? And what is the probability that I would ever contract tetanus?

Tetanus: Don't gamble with your health by not taking a harmless tetanus shot. You should have a booster and because of the whooping cough epidemic you should get an attenuated DPT shot this time. ...Read more

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I received 5 shots of Rabipur a couple of years ago and a couple of booster shots a month ago. Do I need more shots if Iget bitten again this month?

I received 5 shots of Rabipur a couple of years ago and a couple of booster shots a month ago. Do I need more shots if Iget bitten again this month?

YES!: Rabies is a fatal disease.
Even if you have been previously immunized, any time you are bitten with an animal that is suspect; i.e. develops rabies after monitoring, or is unable to be isolated for observation; you will need two further injections on day 0 and day 3. ...Read more

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Relatives will stay for a month after my baby is born. Two of them haven't gotten their tdap booster shots. For how many years are they covered? Five?

Relatives will stay for a month after my baby is born. Two of them haven't gotten their tdap booster shots. For how many years are they covered? Five?

Booster Protection: Five to 10 years is estimated duration of booster protection. Like most biological properties the lines are not hard and fast. There is tremendous variation.

The most important thing for you to remember is that no harm is done even if the booster is repeated one year apart, so if someone does not recall when he or she last got a booster, it is OK to get one now. ...Read more

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Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?

Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?

Usually not needed.: As a general rule, most adults in the United States who were either born before 1957 or who had two doses of MMR as a child will likely not need a measles booster shot as an adult. There are more details to this story, and the complete recommendations can be found at www. CDC. Gov/vaccines. ...Read more

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Wonder why booster shots leave a scar & r usually placed on the upper arm?

Wonder why booster shots leave a scar & r usually placed on the upper arm?

Placement: Shots are given in the upper arm because it is a convenient place where there is a big muscle in which to inject. Shots do not scar, but a vaccination can. The reason that the upper arm was chosen was not only because of the placement of the muscle but that it is a convenient site and could be a standard site when searching to see if a person has been vaccinated. ...Read more

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What is the difference of anti rabies vaccine and booster shots?

What is the difference of anti rabies vaccine and booster shots?

No difference: When someone is potentially exposed to rabies (bites, bats, etc), the initial treatment is the rabies immune globulin & the rabies vaccine. The subsequent injections are the same rabies vaccine, 3, 7 & 14 days after the initial treatment. ...Read more

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Got post exposure rabies vaccine a month ago and booster shots yesterday, if I got exposed the next day after getting booster, am I still covered?

Got post exposure rabies vaccine a month ago and booster shots yesterday, if I got exposed the next day after getting booster, am I still covered?

Yes: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk professions are advised to get boosters or have an antibody titer checked to see if a booster is needed for protection to remain high. ...Read more

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What r some of the side effects of the rabies vaccine? And are the ones u get after the first shot called booster shots?

What r some of the side effects of the rabies vaccine? And are the ones u get after the first shot called booster shots?

Minimal: The current tissue culture derived Rabies Vaccine is quite well tolerated. The followup doses can be called boosters but are all part of the primary series. ...Read more

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My bf and I had unprotected sex he pulled out after words got my period for the second time recieved 4 booster shots now no period but clear discharge?

My bf and I had unprotected sex he pulled out after words got my period for the second time recieved 4 booster shots now no period but clear discharge?

Booster shots?: If you've had two monthly periods since that unsafe sex experience it's not too likely you are pregnant, but now you've missed one w/out another unsafe sex incident - right? Do a test and/or have an exam to discover what's going on and to get good conseling on how to be safe from unwanted pregnancy and STDs. I can't guess what shots you mean. Be careful and well. ...Read more

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What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

What’s a tdep shot? Do I need a booster?

TdaP: Tdap is the combined vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis or whooping cough. It is recommended that this vaccine be given to persons who are in immediate company of any newborn infant, e.g., father, mother or mother-to-be, grandparents, babysitters and nannies. ...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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Can you get tetanus 7 years after a booster shot?

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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Having a booster for MMR and wondering does it hurt?

Not as much: Doesn't hurt as much as getting one of the illnesses. The united kingdom is having to witness what happens when enough people back away from a vaccine. Britain faces a measles epidemic (as ireland before it) & has been enduring mumps as well with serious--occasional grave- consequences. The MMR shot--stings for an instant when given in the soft tissue of the upper arm but saves lives. Maybe yours. ...Read more

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I received an adult dtap booster shot two years ago. Do I need another booster?

I received an adult dtap booster shot two years ago. Do I need another booster?

No: If you completed the dtap primary series in the past, an adult booster will be effective for 10 years. Those who work in occupations that bring you in contact with the soil & inflict cuts & abraisions on a regular basis, the tetanus may need renewal after 5 yrs. ...Read more

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Does a tetanus booster I had 10 yrs. Ago count as the first in a series of 3 shots?

Does a tetanus booster I had 10 yrs. Ago count as the first in a series of 3 shots?

Depends: If you never had a tetanus shot previously then it was the first. If you had the primary series in childhood, it is just a booster & due again every 10 years. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone were going to have reaction to booster shot what is the time frame?

Could you tell me if someone were going to have reaction to booster shot what is the time frame?

Few days: Any vaccine (including booster) can cause side effects. For the most part these are minor (for example, a sore arm or low-grade fever) and go away within a few days. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I refuse to get a booster shot for my child upon entering school?

Could you tell me what happens if I refuse to get a booster shot for my child upon entering school?

Depends: In some states you must vaccinate or face the childs exclusion from day care or state funded school systems. There is often a method of obtaining a waver based on personal or religious beliefs, but you should have it in hand at registration. Check with the special services section of the school system. ...Read more

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How likely am I to catch whopping cough as an adult if I have had already had a booster shot for it?

How likely am I to catch whopping cough as an adult if I have had already had a booster shot for it?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely to get it as an adult specially if you had the booster shot. Check with your doctor to make sure you did not misdiagnosed ...Read more

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I have had tetanus shots before but do not want to go in for my ten year, can I just get the shot booster in the future if I get a deep cut and comein?

Tetanus Safety: Tetanus vaccination is available as Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis) or Td (tetanus diphtheria). If you have received Td next time that is after 10 years get the Tdap. The safety interval is as short as less than 2 years between shots but try and wait at least 5 years to reduce side effects. ...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