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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more


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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 more

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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?

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

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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 more

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Am i covered if i had a tetanus shot 3 years ago?

For a decade : A tetanus booster will protect you for around 10 yesrs from the date it is given. ...Read more

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Can i get tetanus from getting earrings even if i had tetanus shot 5 years ago?

Unlikely: To get tetanus from earrings/ piercing would be very unlikely on immunized person and when it is done with clean tools. Tetanus shot or to be exact tdap vaccine should be given every 10 years to prevent not just tetanus but also whooping cough. ...Read more

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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 have m tetanus shot in june 2006 i want  to know  how long it is good for i mean how many years its work?

10 years: A tetanus shot should be renewed every ten years. However, in case of a major injury, a new one should be given if it has been more than 5 years since the last one. ...Read more

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