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If immunity takes two weeks to build after tetanus shot but tetanus incubation is as little as 3 to 8 days, then why does shot after injury work?
I got a booster shot for tetanus from school, i got it on tuesday, and now its friday, i feel kinda woosy wellarm is this normal?
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
Not usually: I have never heard of a tetanus shot causing chronic fatigue syndrome. It is much more likely to be related to your sleeping and eating patterns, if/what drugs you are taking, stress levels, etc. Medical causes might include thyroid imbalances, parathyroid problems, even depression. If the fatigue persists, see a primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last 3 years i was vaccinated 2 shots interval tetanus toxoid from small wound, last 2 weeks my finger got small wound from pushpin little bit rusty?
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
I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and i dont feel so good. Shoukd they not have done them together?
Recovery: Well, you've asked your immune system to 'multi-task' - processing 2 vaccines at one time, that cover for multiple diseases (several strains of flu, several different diseases- diphtheria, ?pertussis with the tetanus shot). It's completely NORMAL to feel this way. Kind of like going to the gym and working out - you definitely feel it. I expect you'll recover fine. Sleep, chicken soup, rest, etc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Tetanus immune: globulin is used for treatment of tetanus, whereas a "tetanus shot" generally refers to the vaccine or immunization given preventatively ahead of time to children and adults. The immunoglobulin can also be given to try to prevent tetanus by giving it at the time of a wound with risk for tetanus. The vaccine is also given at that time, if the person does not have an up-to-date vaccine. ...Read more
I got a Type III dog bite. The doctor only administered 4 shots of Antitetanus, 1 shot of Tetanus Toxoid and Rabipur. Does Immune Globulin required?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing specific: If you are concerned you have had too many, relax. There is no problem if you had 2- 13 months apart. There are rare folks that have allergic reactions to vaccine components, but these show up immediately like a bee sting reaction. If anything you will have good antibodies for longer than they would if you had just had one. ...Read more
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