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Last Tetanus Shot
I stepped on a sharp metal last night and it's been almost 9 years since my last tetanus shot? Safest to get another shot?
Minor cut from tin can. Last tetanus shot just over 10 yrs ago. How long can I wait before I get another shot?
With Tetanus: It is better not to delay if your shot is out of date. ...Read more
Do I need to get a tetanus shot if I stepped on a staple even though It hasn't been 10 years since my last tetanus shot?
No: If it's been less than 10 years, you should be ok. ...Read more
It's been more than 10 years since my last tetanus shot. Shall I take it as a precaution? Or wait for when I need it (e.G. In case of injury?)
You may not notice: Tetanus spores are everywhere in the environment & need only a break in the skin to set up and begin the low grade infection that creates tetanus toxin. Waiting until you have in injury that you believe may be a problem may be too late. At 38, the best booster for you covers tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis, which helps protect you & prevents you from giving whooping cough to a vulnerable young infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it too late if I have a tetanus shot 72 hours or + after I got a minor cut from a rusty paperclip in a toilet tank? My last tetanus shot: 5 yrs ago.
It has been 6.5 years since my last tetanus shot and I just cut myslef with the serrated edge of some cling wrap - it isn't very deep, but it bled. Am I at risk?
TdaP: You are okay with a "clean" (non-rusty, indoor cut) on tetanus shot for 10 years, but if you are around any babies you may want to update you tetanus to include pertussis, or whooping cough, with tdap now available for teens and adults so not to catch or transmit whooping cough to others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I stepped on a rusty nail last tetanus shot was 3-4 years ago should I worry. Should I be worried?
Am I still able to get tetanus if I got a small cut by a clean looking nail outside and my last tetanus shot was 4-5 years ago?
Highly unlikely: Fortunately tetanus is a very rare disease and esp. Rare in those who have been vaccinated. If you were vaccinated within the past 10 years there is no need to get a booster. I would like to say there is no chance of you getting tetanus but can't- there are very rare cases in those who have been vaccinated, but they tend to be less serious. See http://www. Vaclib. Org/basic/health/boostershots. Htm. ...Read more
I stepped on a nail in an attic 3 days ago. Last tetanus shot was about 9 years ago. Is it pointless to get the shot after waiting 3 days?
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