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Tetanus Shot 1 2 Years Ago
Does my son need a another tetanus shot if he stepped on a rusty nail he had a tetanus shot last 2 1/2 years ago my son is 6 years old and stepped on a rusty nail.
Is it safe to get another Tetanus shot if I already possibly had one a couple of years ago? I'm not sure if I had one or not.
Had back tooth pulled 2 weeks ago with slight infection. Now jaw is locked up. Haven't had tetanus shot in over 20 years. Is it to late to get one?
Got injured and want a tetanus shot but not sure when last was. Is it dangerous if it's only been a year since the last one?
Not a problem: It is in no way dangerous to get an extra tetanus shot. It is far better you get one if you were injured than take the risk. The only thing you may experience is a bit more soreness in arm if you had one recently - but that is all just local reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a tetanus shot a year earlier and just stepped on a rusty nail and it went in kinda deep will i need another one?
No: You are protected for a 10 year period from the point of the booster. You do need to keep the would clean and watch that it heals.The shot does not protect you from infection by other germs. ...Read more
Do i need a tetanus shot? I scraped my hand on some rusty looking metal, but i think i had a tetanus shot a year or two ago. Do i need another shot now?
If : If you had a tetanus shot a year or two ago, then no you don't need another shot. But please call your doctor and be sure that you had a tetanus shot. Tetanus shots are good for 5 years for large, contaminated wounds, and for 10 years with small cuts or scrapes. If you are not sure, please check. If you have any wound redness, fever, or discharge, then you need to be seen immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a tetanus shot about 8 years ago, but a booster shot last year. When should I get my next tetanus shot?
Tetanus Shot: Within the next 10 years or earlier with any serious injury. ...Read more
I stepped on a sharp metal last night and it's been almost 9 years since my last tetanus shot? Safest to get another shot?
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
I fell into a rose bush almost 2 nights ago. I have many small puncture wounds. My last tetanus shot was 3 years ago. Do i need to get a booster?
Not if wounds clean: And no foreign bodies are presents.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have m tetanus shot in june 2006 i want to know how long it is good for i mean how many years its work?
I was badly scratched by a cat well over 24 hours ago. No tetanus shot fir over 30 years. Should I get tetanus shot now?
My husband is 48 years old and had a tetanus shot 6 years ago, he got cut by a bottle last night, should he get another tetanus shot?
Not needed: He doesn't need one.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible: Only if enough of a sample of contamination. Anything is possible. However, it is cutomary that with minimaly dirty wounds that are cleaned well immediately every 8 years is enough. It is not the rust. It is contamination with a virus found in areas high in agriclture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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