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Why would I need to get a tetanus booster?

Why would I need to get a tetanus booster?

Increase antibodies: Over time antibodies wane from previous tetanus immunization, so a booster is needed to increase the level of protection against the disease tetanus. ...Read more

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Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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When do you have to get the tetanus booster?

When do you have to get the tetanus booster?

Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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When is it too late to get a tetanus booster?

When is it too late to get a tetanus booster?

It's never too late: But if you have a wound / injury that could be contaminated while you were not protected it should be evaluated for infection (as all significant skin wounds or injuries should be). ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to get a tetanus booster?

How do I know if I need to get a tetanus booster?

How long has it been: These are recommended at 10 year intervals from your last dose. If you cannot remember your last dose, it is fine to get one early. ...Read more

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Can you get tetanus 7 years after a booster shot?

UNLIKELY: Most are considered well covered by a booster within 10 years. Some recommend those working in high risk environments like landscaping and gardening consider boosters every 5 yr. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract tetanus from a tetanus booster?

Is it possible to contract tetanus from a tetanus booster?

Extremely Unlikely: Study: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/tetanus/default. Htm including the detail sections, http://www. Nvic. Org/vaccines-and-diseases/tetanus. Aspx and for one example of a prescribing insert of a booster: http://www.Fda.Gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/approvedproducts/ucm166873.Pdf. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

Immunizations: It usually takes about two weeks to increase immunity. ...Read more

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As an adult, is there a chance if a reaction to a tetanus booster?

Tetanus shot: The most common reaction is a swollen arm at the site of injection ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a tetanus booster yesterday, feel ill today?

Call your doctor.: A tetanus booster does not cause illness. It can make your arm hurt/be sore. Do you know if you had at Td or Tdap? If you are feeling ill, you should call your own doctor and discuss whether or not you need to be seen to diagnose any other illness. ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus booster before you're 10 years out from the last one?

When should you get a tetanus booster before you're 10 years out from the last one?

Tetanus booster: The current recommendation is every ten years. However, there is a five-year option if you sustain a dirty deep cut like a punctured wound from a rusty nail outside. ...Read more

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Does a tetanus booster I had 10 yrs. Ago count as the first in a series of 3 shots?

Depends: If you never had a tetanus shot previously then it was the first. If you had the primary series in childhood, it is just a booster & due again every 10 years. ...Read more

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I have had tetanus shots before but do not want to go in for my ten year, can I just get the shot booster in the future if I get a deep cut and comein?

Tetanus Safety: Tetanus vaccination is available as Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis) or Td (tetanus diphtheria). If you have received Td next time that is after 10 years get the Tdap. The safety interval is as short as less than 2 years between shots but try and wait at least 5 years to reduce side effects. ...Read more

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What is tetanus shot booster for?

What is tetanus shot booster for?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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I'm just a bit paranoid because I missed my tetanus booster jab. Should I be too concerned?

I'm just a bit paranoid because I missed my tetanus booster jab. Should I be too concerned?

Why not get the: Booster and stop worrying? Many people forget to get a tetnus shot or don't remember when they had their last shot. When my husband accidentally stepped on a nail and was not sure they gave him a get us shot. I don't think it is sorth being paranoid about. I'm not sure why the physicians have not answered you so please chime in physicians if I am wrong about this. ...Read more

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How serious are tetanus booster side effects?

Pain/local swelling: There are some rare individuals that have an allergic response to tetanus toxoid, the active component of the tetanus shot.These folks have major hives, abdominal pain or other strong reactions to the agent & it usually is present early in life with early boosters. These folks should avoid the vaccine. For the majority of us it just hurts & causes the site to swell for a few days. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Immunization: There is no specific adverse reaction to tetanus booster- unless someone is allergic to the tetanus vaccine itself.
Otherwise the reaction will be like any other vaccine: mild malaise, low grade fever, soreness on the site of immunization. ...Read more

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What if I can't remember my last tetanus booster?

Get one: If you can't remember your last booster you should get one. We reccomend one every 10 years, but it wouldn't hurt you if it was less. If longer, you are overdue. ...Read more

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In what grade do children need a tetanus shot booster?

4 yrs and 11 yrs: Tetanus boosters are given at kindergarten entry (4 or 5 years old) in the form of dtap. Then a different vaccine, tdap, which contains a tetanus booster is given again at age 11. A tetanus shot is good for 5-10 years. If there is an injury and the last tetanus shot was more than 5 years ago, then a booster may be needed right away. ...Read more

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Should I get a booster shot if it's been 16 yrs since my tetanus shot?

Should I get a booster shot if it's been 16 yrs since my tetanus shot?

Booster plus....: Adults 19-64 years of age should receive a single dose of "tdap" for booster immunization if their most recent tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine was 10 or more years earlier. The "tdap" vaccine protects you not only from tetanus, but also for pertussis since it also has a vaccine component called "diphtheria toxoids" that boosts immunity against this disease. ...Read more

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How long do side effects take to show if I get a tetanus booster shot?

A day or two: Most of the time, side effects are a mild swelling and a dull ache that sets in later that day and continues for 2-3 days afterwards. Sometimes a fever develops that night or the next day. Other shots may have delayed side effects but the tetanus vaccine side effects set in fairly quickly. ...Read more

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I don't remember when I had a tetanus booster last, should I get another?

I don't remember when I had a tetanus booster last, should I get another?

Depends: If you can't remember it is likely 10 years since your last shot. If activities like gardening expose you to spores you should consider a booster even sooner. If your life ever brings you in contact with infants, you should consider the tdap which adds coverage for pertussis, which adults can get even if immunized as babies. This would prevent you from passing it to a baby. ...Read more

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Does a tetanus booster stop being effective at exactly ten years? Or would I likely still be covered at 10 yrs, one month?

Does a tetanus booster stop being effective at exactly ten years? Or would I likely still be covered at 10 yrs, one month?

Probably ok: There is actually ongoing research and debate over the longevity of effectiveness of the tetanus booster. If you have had full series, then they are now saying that there is evidence it may be good for up to 30 years! If you have a dirty wound, and it has gone 10 years, you will likely want to get a booster to be safe however. ...Read more

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Hi! If I got a tetanus shot last 8 years ago and cut myself last Friday but it has healed well, should I get a tetanus booster?

Hi! If I got a tetanus shot last 8 years ago and cut myself last Friday but it has healed well, should I get a tetanus booster?

Maybe: You should be protected from your past booster (10 yrs) unless the wound was contaminated or care delayed. Since you are at the end of the useful span of protection, a booster now or at your convenience might be a good idea. ...Read more

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On a scale of 1-10 how important is it to get tetanus booster shots? And what is the probability that I would ever contract tetanus?

Tetanus: Don't gamble with your health by not taking a harmless tetanus shot. You should have a booster and because of the whooping cough epidemic you should get an attenuated DPT shot this time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tetanus from an indoor cat scratch? Can I get tetanus even when I got a tetanus booster shot after the scratch?

No: A scratch from a house car is an unlikely source of tetanus, and if you have had a baseline series of tetanus shots, or dpt, when you were younger, and now got a booster, you are safe. It is possible to get other infections from a cat scratch, so report redness and swelling to your doctor. A scratch is an unlikely source of tetanus compared to a puncture wound, . ...Read more