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Who needs tetanus shot?

Who needs tetanus shot?

Everyone: Everyone should have a current booster. This is case of exposure to tetanus through skin breakage through rusty meta or some animal bites for example. ...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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When is a tetanus shot needed?

When is a tetanus shot needed?

After Primary Imm10y: The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation
The vaccine used is DPT (Diptheria, Teatanus, Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease.
Given at 2, 4, 6, 15-18 months and next 4to6 years. Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine. And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap.
But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot ...Read more

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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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Does deep cut require tetanus shot?

Does deep cut require tetanus shot?

Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores (that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken & the booster is simple & readily available. ...Read more

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When should I renew my tetanus shot?

Every ten years.: If you don't know how long it has been since your last tetanus shot - it is best to just get another shot. ...Read more

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How often can I need a tetanus shot?

How often can I need a tetanus shot?

Every 10 yrs: The effect of a tetanus booster is good for most people for ten years. Those with immune problems or after bone marrow transplant the need differs and should be answered by their doc. ...Read more

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How to tell if I need a tetanus shot?

How to tell if I need a tetanus shot?

If > 10 yrs U need 1: Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you should consider one at your convenience. If you are not protected a booster within 24hrs of a potential tetanus exposure will be necessary. Today we recommend the tdap which boosts your coverage against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria. ...Read more

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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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Can you take a tetanus shot while sick?

Yes: Only not recommended if severe illness, such as those requiring hospitalization. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need a tetanus shot?

How do I know if I need a tetanus 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 diseases prevented by vaccines. ...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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When does pain fom tetanus shot go away?

When does pain fom tetanus shot go away?

Normally the bulk of: Discomfort resolves within 3 to 4 days. ...Read more

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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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Will a tetanus shot hurt more than other shots?

No it will not: Tetanus booster shots are given either as DT (Diptheria&Tetanus) or Tdap (DT&Pertussis)
It does not hurt more than the other shots as it is given in upper arm with a very small needle ...Read more

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Will I need a tetanus shot again after 5 months?

Will I need a tetanus shot again after 5 months?

Confusing question: Adults who completed the primary tetanus series at anytime in the past (infancy, childhood, teens or adults) would only need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Some who engage in gardening or landscape work may get boosters at 5 yr point. If you never had a previous series then it would be wise to do so. ...Read more

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He much would it cost me for anti tetanus shot?

Cost Varies: Cost of the vaccine DT oR Tdap varies and can be abour 100 dollars with office visit
But it is covered by most insurance as preventive care.
We do not use simple Tetanus shot any more and Tdap is recommended as it also protects you against Whooping Cough as we see resurgence of it lately ...Read more

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Am I covered if I had a tetanus shot 3 years ago?

For a decade: A tetanus booster will protect you for around 10 yesrs from the date it is given. ...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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How bad does a cut have to be to get tetanus shot?

Dirty: The cut would need to be deep, ie penetrating. Dirty wounds necessitate tetanus booster. And of course the time of last vaccine is important. If greater than 5 years since last dose of tetanus. ...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 to know if I got a tetanus shot?

Vaccine records: Should be available through your physician's office, local health department, or from a school you most recently attended. Blood tests are also available to evaluate your immunity to the components, and may be of value if you are unable to secure documentation. ...Read more

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How soon after injury should I receive a tetanus shot?

Depends: The recommendations vary depending on past vaccine history and wound. If the vaccine series was completed within the past 5 years and the wound minor & cleaned quickly, none needed. After 5-10yr, not unless wound is complex or dirty. At>10yr yes for all wounds within 24hrs. If never vaccinated or initial series not complete, the sooner the better. ...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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What is the definition or description of: tetanus shot?

Prevention: 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 root and causing illness. ...Read more