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When to get a tetanus shot in general?

When to get a tetanus shot in general?

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

Need to know how to get a tetanus shot?

Call your doctor: You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department. ...Read more

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How often should you get a tetanus shot?

How often should you get a tetanus shot?

Booster every ten: 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. ...Read more

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Is a week too late to get a tetanus shot?

You really want to: Get the shot as quickly after injury as possible. But, still go in to get it. Take care. ...Read more

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Where can I get a free tetanus shot in nyc?

Where can I get a free tetanus shot in nyc?

No Free shots for 27: Sorry but there are no free shots any where in Nyc for a 24 years old We do not use single Tetanus vaccine any more it is either DT(ADULT)or tdap and you can get from any doctor's office or ER if you have a wound Most insurance cover the vaccine boosters ...Read more

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Where can I get a free tetanus shot in nyc?

Where can I get a free tetanus shot in nyc?

Health Department: There should be a health department that will provide the vaccine. ...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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How bad does a cut have to be to get tetanus shot?

Booster?: Depending on the circumstances of the cut and when you had your last tetanus booster. They should be given every 10 years. ...Read more

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How soon should I get a tetanus shot after a deep cut?

How soon should I get a tetanus shot after a deep cut?

As soon as possible: Do not put this off if it has been 10 years or more since your last shot or if you don't know when it was. Get it now. ...Read more

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How often should I get a tetanus shot if I am healthy?

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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When is it an absolutely necessary to get a tetanus shot?

A dirty wound: A penetrating dirty wound such as a nail going into the foot. If you had your original tetanus shots all you would need is what is called a "wound booster". ...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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When is it too late to get a tetanus shot from the day of the injury?

Never to late: The incubation period prior to the onset of tetanus symptoms can take several days to several months, depending on the location of the inoculation. ...Read more

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I got an injury 2-3 days ago. Can I still get a tetanus shot or is it too late?

I got an injury 2-3 days ago. Can I still get a tetanus shot or is it too late?

Better late: than never if your vaccines are not up to date. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have it checked for a secondary infection at the same time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it an absolute necessity to get a tetanus shot?

Absolute necessity: Mean emergency! example: you stepped on rusty nail and last tetanus shot done more then 5 years ago. ...Read more

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Can i get tetanus from getting earrings even if i had tetanus shot 5 years ago?

No: You have protection from that issue for approximately 10 years from the shot as long as the wound is simple and cleaned after it is incurred.Your piercing could become infected with standard skin germs so attention to local care during healing is important. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to get a tetanus shot after i stab myself with a knife?

For what length of time do I have to get a tetanus shot after i stab myself with a knife?

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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How often should a person get a tetanus shot if he works outdoors, sort of a park ranger?

I'd repeat every 5y: 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. ...Read more