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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

How often should you get a tetanus shot?

Booster every ten

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After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. DTap and Tdap.
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How often should I get a tetanus shot if I am healthy?

About ten years

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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
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How often should a normal healthy person get a tetanus shot?

10 years

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the recommendation is every ten years
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Doctors can you tell me how often should a person get a tetanus shot?

10 yrs for adults

Adults normally get a tetanus shot every 10 years.
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How often should a person get a tetanus shot if he works outdoors, sort of a park ranger?

I'd repeat every 5y

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Effective protection depends on lifestyle. For the average person the coverage should be effective for 10 years if the primary series was completed earlier. If one walks in muddy streams, camps, hunts, works in the dirt a lot, I'd only count on 5 years before getting another booster.
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Dr. Mark Diamond answered:

When to get a tetanus shot in general?

7-10 years

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As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster,get it now
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Need to know how to get a tetanus shot?

Call your doctor

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You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department
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Is a week too late to get a tetanus shot?

You really want to

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get the shot as quickly after injury as possible. But, still go in to get it. Take care.
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Dr. PAUL EUN answered:

Can you get a tetanus shot while pregnant?

After 20 weeks

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Currently, Tdap vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women after 20 weeks gestation if they have not received this vaccine previously. In addition to tetanus and diphtheria, this vaccine contains whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine as well and there is an epidemic going on at this time. It is important to get this vaccine.
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Where can i get a free tetanus shot in NYC?

See below

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Try a local Health Department.
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