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How long does your body remember a tetanus shot?

How long does your body remember a tetanus shot?

Ten years: Ten years is the recommended time period for repeat immunization with tetanus toxoid. If, however, in the intervening time period you sustain a serious injury with the potential for introducing Clostridium tetani into your wounds, you should have repeat immunization if it has been five years since the last. Clinical tetanus remains a rare disease in the USA. ...Read more

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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more


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How long does a tetanus vaccine cover you for?

How long does a tetanus vaccine cover you for?

Depends: If you are an adult, the booster will give most folks 10 years of protection. If your work puts your hands in the soil often like landscaping etc, you might get a booster sooner. ...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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How long should a tetanus shot keep your arm sore?

How long should a tetanus shot keep your arm sore?

Could be several day: Generally this is mild and does not last very long. If it persists past three days and is not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

Immunizations: It usually takes about two weeks to increase immunity. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to get out of your system?

How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to get out of your system?

Depends: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is used for birth control. It can be administered im or sq. The half life of an im injection is 50-55 days, a bit longer for sq. This means the medication will remain in your system 250-275 days.(5x the 1/2 life). ...Read more

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After you get the a flu with HIV how much longer do you have till it starts to affects your body ???

After you get the a flu with HIV how much longer do you have till it starts to affects your body ???

Immediately: Any illness is serious with HIV. You are already immunocompromised so it is more difficult to fight the disease. You should be treated with Tamiflu (oseltamivir). It also depends on your CD 4 count. ...Read more

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How long might a tetanus shot make your arm sore?

How long might a tetanus shot make your arm sore?

Not long: The soreness should go away after a couple of days. If it has been more than 7 to 10 days, call your doctor to check it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the depo shot to get out if your system after only having 2 injections?

About 12 weeks: The shot last 12 weeks and increasing chance becoming pregnant any time after the 12th week. I hope this helps and you are well. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get tetanus after a nail puncture?

How long does it take to get tetanus after a nail puncture?

3-21 Days: Per the cdc website, "the incubation period – time from exposure to illness – is usually 3–21 days (average 10 days)". Please see the cdc site for more details: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tetanus/about/. And please seek medical care if you have any of the symptoms listed on the site. Prompt treatment is important. ...Read more

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How long do you think is a tetanus shot good for?

Depends: If the person has completed their primary tetanus series and boosters, the shot is good for 10 years. Some who work around gardening and other outdoor activities with high risk of tetanus exposure choose to get boosters after 5 years, but they are in the minority. ...Read more

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How long does the Gardasil vaccination stay effective in your body?

How long does the Gardasil vaccination stay effective in your body?

HPV vaccination: These vaccines are relatively new, so the 'final' answer isn't known. The 2 HPV vaccines -Gardasil & Cervarix are highly effective in preventing HPV for the types included in the vaccine. Data seems to show protection against persistent cervical HPV 16/18 infections for up to 8 years-the length of time research follow-up has been done. Still a good idea though to practice safe sex; 2 avoid disease ...Read more

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How does your body remember past infections?

How does your body remember past infections?

Antibodies form the: first time around. See: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26921/

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How long does it take for the h1n1 vaccine to work?

How long does it take for the h1n1 vaccine to work?

Not a separate vacci: H1N1 is not a separate vaccine but is incorporated in the annual flu vaccine.It start working right away.But according to CDC it takes 2weeks to get full immunity ...Read more

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