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How often are you supposed to get shots for tetanus?

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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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?

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 suppose: You have already immunity from at least three shots of DPT vaccinations. After an injury a new shot of tetanus will just boost your immunity...It is also called a booster shot! ...Read more

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How long does one shot of tetanus toxoid last?

How long does one shot of tetanus toxoid last?

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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Feeling fatigue since a week after tetanus shot. Can tetanus shot cause chronic fatigue syndrome?

Feeling fatigue since a week after tetanus shot. Can tetanus shot cause chronic fatigue syndrome?

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 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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I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and I don't feel so good. Shoukd they not have done them together?

I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and I don't 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

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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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What is the difference between a tetanus shot and tetanus immune globulin?

What is the difference between a tetanus shot and tetanus immune globulin?

Active vs passive: A tetanus shot is designed to stimulate protective antibodies that take 2-4 weeks to make and will remain active in the patient for a decade. The immune globulin provides pre-made antibodies the help immediately and last for about a month. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tetanus shot and tetanus immune globulin?

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

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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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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?

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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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

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What risks are associated with 2 tetanus shots 13 months apart?

What risks are associated with 2 tetanus shots 13 months apart?

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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Are tetanus shots always good for up to 4 years or does it vary by person?

Booster vaccinations: Adult tetanus booster vaccinations are normally good for ten years. If you have a puncture wound and are not certain when you were last vaccinated or if/ you have had less then 3 lifetime doses of vaccine then you may be administered a booster vaccination. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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