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What kind of vaccine is the tetanus toxoid?

What kind of vaccine is the tetanus toxoid?

Shot to prevent teta: Heat-treated tetanus toxin is non-toxic but stimulates immunity to protect against tetanus for at least 10 to 20 years. ...Read more

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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’s the difference between all the vaccines containing tetanus toxoid?

What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing tetanus toxoid?

Pertussis or Not: There are currently 4 tetanus containing vaccines. Dtap and tdap protect against tetanus pertussis (whooping cough) and diptheria. Dt and td do not protect against pertussis. ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus toxoid vaccine?

Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?

Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read more

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7 yrs.Past got tetanus toxoid vaccine after giving birth. Now i scratch my self on rusty gate no blood . No deep wound should have anothe vaccine?

7  yrs.Past got tetanus toxoid vaccine after giving birth. Now i scratch my self on rusty gate no  blood . No deep wound should have anothe vaccine?

Yes: Tetanus vaccines provide at least 10 years of immunity. But, if you have a 'dirty' wound involving rusty items or soil you should consider getting a booster shot if its been longer than 5 years. Ask your doctor to look at your wound to help you decide about your need for a booster. ...Read more

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i received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. i am worried about hyper immunization? will i be sick in future bcuz of it

 i received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. i am worried about hyper immunization? will i be sick in future bcuz of it

No: All you had was a booster in of your immune system using vaccines. It will be prudent though to keep a record of your vaccines so that indication of need for protection in future will be more accurately determined based on your geographic location, type of exposure and your risk of acquiring infection. ...Read more

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Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Abnormal: A rigor is an extreme reaction associated with high fever and shivering etc. It is an illness in itself and indicates that the patient over-reacted to the toxoid. Whether you call it allergy of sensitivity is immaterial. The toxoid should never be given again. ...Read more

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When is it appropriate to use tetanus toxoid in prophylactic treatment?

Odd question: Tetanus toxoid is routinely given every decade to maintain tetanus immunity.It is often combined with other vaccines tha benefit from a boost. ...Read more

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I read in internet that tetanus toxoid shot is effective for 5 years. But, pharmacies in India says it is effective for 6 mnth. Which one is correct?

I read in internet that tetanus toxoid shot is effective for 5 years. But, pharmacies in India says it is effective for 6 mnth. Which one is correct?

5-10 years: It is standard after 10 but if you have a dirty wound it is recommended after 5 yrs for the booster. I am not sure why they would have told you 6 months. Did a CDC search and that is just not correct. Ask the pharmacy to provide literature or explain themselves. ...Read more

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Who should not receive tetanus toxoid?

Prior serious rxn: Those with a prior serious reaction to toxoid should avoid it. Those at significant risk of tetanus could pursue an evaluation with an allergist to identify which component of the vaccine that caused the rxn and go thru specific desensitization procedures. This could allow someone to continue updating the vaccine. Also, drs can check the blood and verify you still have protective antibodies. ...Read more

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When should I take tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus booster: Tetanus vaccine is recommended every 10 years. Currently, the incidence of whooping has been increasing so if you need a tetanus booster, the current recommendation is to get tdap - tetanus combined with dipththeria and wooping cough (pertussis) vaccines. ...Read more

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When I should repeat inj tetanus toxoid ?

When I should repeat inj tetanus toxoid ?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tetanus toxoid?

Tetanus shot: Part of the modem tetanus nah it which includes 3 components. Tetanus toxoid is the name for the component of the vaccine that leads to immunity to tetanus when injected into the arm. ...Read more

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What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

Out of date tetanus: Any break in the skin can be contaminated by tetanus spores that are everywhere. The worst involve gardening & dirty environments, but any break in the skin can allow the germ in & set up the infection that causes tetanus. If you are out of date(>10y) it is time to get one. ...Read more

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Are there any reactions of getting injected with tetanus toxoid while on depovera shot?

Tetanus shot: No, there should be no adverse reaction from getting the 2 shots together. There may be some soreness of the shot site. ...Read more

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Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

Agressive management: Avoiding tetanus in an old >1-2 day & dirty wound requires agressive management.The wound is cleaned & dead tissue removed. Tetanus Immune Globulin is administered to block (immediately) the effect of any toxin emerging from the wound while the toxoid is given to boost the individuals response(which takes a while).Oral or IV meds are given to kill off the tetanus germs. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get a tetanus toxoid shot?

How do I know if I should get a tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus: If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other disease prevented by vaccines. If you had immunizations during infancy and received your booster when you were 4 - 5 years old, you may be protected. However, if you have not received a booster since that time, you definitely need a tetanus booster. ...Read more

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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


Tetanus Toxoid (Definition)

Part of the modem tetanus nah it which includes 3 components. Tetanus toxoid is the name for the component of the vaccine that leads to immunity to tetanus when ...Read more