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Doctor insights on: Reactions To Tetanus Shots

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

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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As an adult who has never received a tetanus shot in my lifetime, would it be safe to get one now, or could there be adverse reactions?

As an adult who has never received a tetanus shot in my lifetime, would it be safe to get one now, or could there be adverse reactions?

Tetanus: Tetanus is a disease causes by a bacteria called clostridium tetani. It is characterized by paralysis of the muscles including the diaphragm muscle which could be life threatening even leading to death. Tetanus can be easily prevented by taking a tetanus vaccine. The common side effects can be injection site reaction, pain and fever (with a combination vaccine), rarely an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What are tetanus shots for?

What are tetanus shots for?

Prevent tetanus: Tetanus is a germ that exists all around us.It's spores spread the germs and can enter any break in the skin.A classical risky wound would be from a rusty nail or garden implement.The germ spores enter the wound and fester into an infection.Over time the germs begin to make a neurotoxin that enters the blood and causes the symptoms of tetanus. A simple tetanus shot, protects people from this toxin ...Read more

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Is tetanus preventable with the shot?

Yes: Prevention of tetanus is one of the more gratifying successes of vaccine use. As long as the individual has completed his/her primary series before exposure they can avoid this for more than a decade.Booster shots are recommended every 10 years to maintain a good level of protection. ...Read more

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How long do tetanus shots last?

5 years if wound: Tetanus vaccine is valid for 9 years if you have no injuries. If you have an outdoor laceration or puncture wound, you should get vaccinated within 24 hrs if your prev tetanus is older than 5 years. If you have not had a tetanus vaccine since 2005, you should get booster that contains pertussis vaccine also. This will protect you and children around you from whooping cough. ...Read more

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How often are tetanus shots needed?

How often are tetanus shots needed?

Depends on situation: To maintain protection over a lifetime booster shots every 10 years are recommended.If you work in & around gardens & other soil based terrain on a regular basis, or have a cut after 5 years in such a setting, a booster may be reasonable.This is based on one having had the basic tetanus series in the past. ...Read more

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For what length of time do tetanus shots hurt?

For what length of time do tetanus shots hurt?

A day or so: If cncerned and the pain doesn't go away see your doctor to make sure the injection site isn't infected. ...Read more

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How often should tetanus shots be administered?

Depends on age: Infants immune systems require doses 6-8 wks apart starting at 6-8 wks for 3 doses in the first yr to provide the initial protection, boosters at 12-15m, 4-5y, 10-15yr and every 5-10 yrs thereafter based on lifestyle.( those exposed to dirty work/play benefit from regular boosters) rare severe rxns to the booster occur & require avoidance unless an allergist can desensatize you to the toxoid. ...Read more

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How often are you supposed to get shots for tetanus?

Varies by age: Current cdc (center for disease control & prevention) recommendation for tetanus vaccination is as follow: initial series at 2, 4, and 6 months of age; booster vaccinations at age 4-5 years, 11 years, and every 10 years thereafter. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why people get tetanus shots?

Could use expert help with why people get tetanus shots?

To avoid disease: This germ is found worldwide as a containment of the soil or surfaces.Any cut can allow the germs to enter and multiply in any wound ; elaborate their toxins that produce tetanus, severe muscle spasms that last a week or more in those who survive. ...Read more