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When should I take tetanus vaccine?

When should I take tetanus vaccine?

Depends: If you can't remember it is likely 10 years since your last shot. If activities like gardening expose you to spores you should consider a booster even sooner. If your life ever brings you in contact with infants, you should consider the tdap which adds coverage for pertussis, which adults can get even if immunized as babies. This would prevent you from passing it to a baby. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What are side effects of a tetanus vaccine?

What are side effects of a tetanus vaccine?

Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

Nothing more than. .: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to the tetanus vaccine?

What are the side effects to the tetanus vaccine?

Sore arm: Usually soreness at the site of injection which can last about 24 hours. Some people may experience a fever. ...Read more

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Please tell me the components of the meningococcal and tetanus vaccine?

Please tell me the components of the meningococcal and tetanus vaccine?

See links: Dtap: aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, casamino acid, dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin, formaldehyde or formalin, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethan

meningococcal: formaldehyde, formalin, thimerasol.Yeast in the Meningococcal vaccine.

Look up "vaccine ingredients"...There are several good websites....And way too many ingredients to list here. ...Read more

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A car's tire ran over my feet, but nothing happened. Should I still take anti tetanus vaccine?

Tetanus: If there was no break in the skin a tetanus shot is not necessary. Clostridium is contracted through breaks in the integument like all superficial bacterial infections. ...Read more

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I cut my leg while riding bike. I cleaned It, doesn't seem deep but don't know if I should get tetanus vaccine as I don't remember getting it ever. Tnx?

I cut my leg while riding bike. I cleaned It, doesn't seem deep but don't know if I should get tetanus vaccine as I don't remember getting it ever. Tnx?

Get your vaccination: Your cut appears low risk for tetanus but lack of immunization puts you at risk for vaccine preventable diseases and a guess about the risk of your wound does not offer the full guarantee about the risk of infection from this or any other wound. Take care. ...Read more

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How often do you get a tetanus vaccine?

10 years: Routine tetanus -diphtheria boosters are givenevery 10 years. ...Read more

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When did tetanus vaccine become available?

When did tetanus vaccine become available?

Tetanus Vaccine: .The first inactive tetanus toxoid was discovered and produced in 1924. This vaccine was proven to be successful when it was used to prevent tetanus in the military during world war. ...Read more

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What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

Vaccine: Tdap and Td are available in Thailand just like in the US ...Read more

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What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

Vaccine types: And availability can vary by region. Locating a physician practice or health department in the region you are considering would be more appropriate for determining vaccine availability. The World Health Organization may also have more specific information for you. Here is the website link: http://apps. Who. Int/immunization_monitoring/globalsummary/schedules ...Read more

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What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more

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How often should an adult receive the tetanus vaccine?

About ten years: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at-

http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/

great material there. Will answer all possible questions. ...Read more

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What will happen if tetanus vaccine is not given by anyone?

What will happen if tetanus vaccine is not given by anyone?

Confusing question: If your question is what are the risks when none is taken. The answer is tetanus. This germ is around us continuously with heavy concentration in the soils. Spores enter a break in the skin and cause infection like many other germs, this one just makes tetanus toxin that attacks the nervous system. It can be treated, but is a horrible disease. Getting the vaccine is a simple way to avid it. ...Read more

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But does the tetanus vaccine actually work? What does it do?

But does the tetanus vaccine actually work? What does it do?

Saves your life: Tetanus is a grisly way to die that used to be very common. It's almost gone thanks entirely to immunization. ...Read more

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I was wondering is antitetanic and tetanus vaccine the same?

I was wondering is antitetanic and tetanus vaccine the same?

No: Tetanus Immune Globulin is I believe what you mean by antitetanic--this is purified anti-tetanus antibody. The vaccine is tetanus toxoid (a modified version of the toxin) designed to get your body to produce it's own antibody. In general, the vaccine is used universally and the tetanus Immune Globulin is used only immediately after sustaining a dirty wound in the setting of tetanus nonimmunity. ...Read more

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What happens when I get a tetanus vaccine too close to the last on?

What happens when I get a tetanus vaccine too close to the last on?

More discomfort: The td (tetanus and diptheria) is recommended ten years apart in the absence of significant injuries. They're given closer together when indicated for injuries. The tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis) is recommended as a one time dose for adults. When indicated, the tdap can be given at any interval after the last tetanus containing vaccine. More swelling, pain and fever with closer spacing. ...Read more

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Can u drink alchole after the tetanus vaccine?

Can u drink alchole after the tetanus vaccine?

Alcohol and vaccine: Small to moderate amounts of alcohol should not interfere with your immune response the the vaccine. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your arm to become achy after a tetanus vaccine?

How long does it take for your arm to become achy after a tetanus vaccine?

Up to 24hr: Usually no longer than 24 hrs. After that the pain if not already there, will not occur. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus vaccine today, Can I still have a few drinks with my husbeen for our anniversary.

I had a tetanus vaccine today, Can I still have a few drinks with my husbeen for our anniversary.

Alcohol and vaccine: Small to moderate amounts of alcohol should not interfere with your immune response the the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Can the tetanus vaccine cause high fever?

Yes, but...: It is rare for anyone to have a severe reaction to vaccines. There will often be soreness or slight fever. Acetaminophen usually reduces the symptoms. If symptoms are severe, or last longer that 1-2 days, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a pertussis vaccine without a tetanus vaccine with it?

Confusing question: There is no pertussis vaccine available in the us as a single antigen vaccine. A significant amount of research has gone into combining the vaccines into combinations that are both safe and effective. Pertussis has been combined with the tetanus, diphtheria for years and others recently. ...Read more

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I will be having my polio, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine. Should I go home after? Does it hurt?

I will be having my polio, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine. Should I go home after? Does it hurt?

Not necessarily: Usually the side-effects are minimal and consist of soreness at the injection site, and occasionally some low grade malaise. But most often you will be fine and can continue your normal daily activities. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus vaccine last week. Now my armpit hurts especially while raising my arm. Should I be concerned?

I had a tetanus vaccine last week. Now my armpit hurts especially while raising my arm. Should I be concerned?

Possibly: Although transient discomfort at the site of injection is common, pain in the axilla (armpit) is less common and suggests that there is inflammation in there, either as a reaction to the shot or a secondary complication. Get this looked at asap, and good luck. ...Read more

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I have a 3 years old daughter. A small splinter (probably from a pine) sank into her skin. Is a tetanus vaccine required in this case.

Tetanus: If your daughter is 3 she has coverage from her tetanus shots/vaccination series during the first years of life. You need one every 10 years. It usually is a problem in adults as we don't get routine vaccinations. If she was never vaccinated that is another issue, and vaccination is appropriate. ...Read more

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I got cuts in our old dusty oven but I got the anti tetanus vaccine 3 days after I got injured it is safe? I'm ao paranoid if I got ta tetanus

I got cuts in our old dusty oven but I got the anti tetanus vaccine 3 days after I got injured it is safe? I'm ao paranoid if I got ta tetanus

You're safe: Tetanus spores live mainly in soil. They could not survive the high temperatures of your oven. No chance of contracting tetanus from rust in your oven. You are safe to clean and cook. BTW, if you're baking today, spread the joy and bake cookies for your coworkers! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more