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How long tetanus shot is good for?

How long tetanus shot is good for?

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 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 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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I have m tetanus shot in june 2006 I want to know how long it is good for I mean how many years its work?

I have m tetanus shot in june 2006 I want to know how long it is good for I mean how many years its work?

10 years: A tetanus shot should be renewed every ten years. However, in case of a major injury, a new one should be given if it has been more than 5 years since the last one. ...Read more

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How long can you wait to get a tetanus shot?

How long can you wait to get a tetanus shot?

Scedule:: 2m, 4m, 6m, 18m, 4 years, 11years and then every 10 years. If you got dirty wound, do shot asap! Don't weit. ...Read more

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Tetanus shot how long after puncture can one wait?

Tetanus shot how long after puncture can one wait?

Not long.: Tetanus vaccines prevent "lockjaw", a disease of horrible muscle spasms that is generally fatal. If you have already been properly vaccinated within the last 10 years, then you are probably protected unless the puncture wound is profoundly contaminated--prompting a need for a booster vaccine in 5 years. The symptoms of tetanus can occur as quickly as 3 days, although the average is 8 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should hurt after a tetanus shot?

Can you tell me how long it should hurt after a tetanus shot?

FewMinutesTo2to3days: Most of the time Tetanus shot given as DT or Tdap as combination shot with Diptheria and Pertussis only causes pain or discomfort at the time of injection. But some times you can get a reaction to the shot with little swelling at the site of injection and hurt may last 2to3 days
In children it is always given as DPT and also given with 2or3 other shots and hurt may be due to multiple shots 2to3days ...Read more

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How long do I have to get a tetanus shot after I get a wound?

How long do I have to get a tetanus shot after I get a wound?

Depends: If you completed the primary series in childhood & have had one within five years you can probably just wash out a simple wound & not worry. If you have never had the series & have a dirty wound u could see the tetanus begin to set up over a day or so, so a shot & anti-toxin might be needed within hours. If u fall in the middle, get it done within 48hrs, but do a good job of cleaning the wound 1st. ...Read more

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If you get an anti tetanus shot how long does it last? I mean how long before you have to take another one?

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

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Husband got puncture wounds from new barb wire. Does he need a tetanus shot? He hasn't had one in over 10 yrs. If so, how long can he wait?

Husband got puncture wounds from new barb wire. Does he need a tetanus shot? He hasn't had one in over 10 yrs. If so, how long can he wait?

Yes: The cdc recommends a tetanus shot booster every ten years or for certain exposures. Symptoms develop about 3-8 days after exposure to the bacteria. Good luck, I hope this helps. If so, please vote for me. Heres a link for more info. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/tetanus/. ...Read more

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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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Like how long does a tetanus shot for 11 year old kids last?

Like how long does a tetanus shot for 11 year old kids last?

Depends: The best answer is it depends on lifestyle. For the average person at 11, the coverage should be effective for 10 years if the child completed the primary series earlier. If the kid likes to play football, walk in muddy streams, camps, hunts, works in the dirt a lot, i'd only count on 5 years before getting another booster. ...Read more

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Would a tetanus shot be good to get after accidently being poked by needle at work?

Possibly: Depends on how dirty the needle was. If you had normal tetanus vaccine it may only require a "wound booster". It is a "judgment call" by a doctor who is aware of the circimstances. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot last Saturday and there is still a good size bump where the shot was. Is this normal after 5 days?? Thanks!

I had a tetanus shot last Saturday and there is still a good size bump where the shot was. Is this normal after 5 days?? Thanks!

Considered normal: Yes, it is quite common for there to be a residual knot after getting vaccinations. It will resolve over time (can take up to weeks to completely go away). You can help it along with gentle massage/rubbing, and warm compresses. ...Read more

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How long is my arm going to hurt after getting a tetanus shot?

Few Minutes to2-3DAY: Most of the time there is only slight pain or discomfort lasting few minute. But some patients get a local reaction with swelling and pain and may last 2to3 days
Most adult patients in my experience do not complain of pain at all.Children will cry when the shot is given. Some children may get a reaction and will be fussy for couple of days and may have slight swelling as we give more than one shot ...Read more

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How long do you have before you step on a nail or something to get a tetanus shot, what if you can't get one for a few hours after the incident?

How long do you have before you step on a nail or something to get a tetanus shot, what if you can't get one for a few hours after the incident?

Varies: We encourage the injection within 24-48 hours. Good wound cleaning as soon as possible after the injury helps prevent a wound infection by any germ with or without tetanus spores that may be there. If you've had the primary series and your last booster was within 10 years, the shot is optional but a good decision because you can boost your protection for another decade. ...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 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 should an arm ache for after a tetanus shot?

It varies: 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.

In my experience, if someone is pretty active, they will notice the site being "sore" for a few hours to a day or so. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

How long should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines. They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated. ...Read more

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I got a nail stuck in my leg and I was wondering how long until the cut heals? I got the tetanus shot. Thank you!

I got a nail stuck in my leg and I was wondering how long until the cut heals? I got the tetanus shot. Thank you!

1-2 weeks: Depending on how far down your leg (the farther from the heart, the longer it takes to heal), a puncture wound, if not too deep, usually takes 1-2 weeks to heal. Keep it covered with over-the-counter antibiotic ointment or aquaphor and a bandage daily for 2 weeks to improve cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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Had tetanus shot on Sunday. Now have pain everywhere and tight chest. Is this a serious reaction. How long will it last.

Call your doctor now: This isn't a normal response to be lasting 72 hours. Call your doctor, and go in for an ad on/ walk in appt. Now. If you have shortness of breadth with it, go to the ER instead. ...Read more