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Doctor insights on: Tetanus Booster Frequency

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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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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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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