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Tetanus Shot 2 3 Years Ago
Last 3 years i was vaccinated 2 shots interval tetanus toxoid from small wound, last 2 weeks my finger got small wound from pushpin little bit rusty?
Took tetanus shot in May 2016. Was it required to get another tetanus toxoid shot when I suffered wound on 7th January17? Last shot was 8 months ago.
Have it evaluated: Such injuries can potentially be dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. Have the wound properly evaluated and treated to avoid preventable complications. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
16 month old son. Had 3 doses of DTP and 4th due btw 15-18 month. Deep wound in finger 12 days ago. Wound healed; had antibiotics. Is tig shot needed?
Yesterday i stood on a rusty nail which punctured my foot - last tetnus jab was 3 years ago - should I worry?
My anti-rabies shot was 3 mos. ago [Immunoglobulin, Rabipur]. Today, I got an accidental bite from my cat (food on my hand). Is booster shot needed?
I stepped on a nail in an attic 3 days ago. last tetanus shot was about 9 years ago. is it pointless to get the shot after waiting 3 days?
My 2 kids (boy ,12 years old & girl,14 years old) got a flu vaccine last october 2013,when wil b their next shot of flu vaccine?..thank you...
I had post exposure rabies series two years ago. I had 2 shot booster last year. Do I need another set of boosters if exposed this year?
No: You are considered protected for two years from the completion of the primary series or any booster. ...Read more
I got 2 booster rabies shots 1 month ago. I received a 4 dose vaccine series 5 months ago. If i get exposed again very soon do I need more shots?
Scratched by a cat 16 days ago, cat was fine for 4 days then she disappeared. I had 3 rabies shots 13 years ago and one rabies shot around 22 months ago. How many shots should I get now? (pakistan)
My hand caught in rusty gate, do I still need tetanus shot if i had it 2 yrs ago with rabies shot? I don't know if i had the original 3 vaccine shots.
Tetanus booster: You probably don't need a tetanus booster. However, getting the tdap is recommended to augment your tetanus immunity ( especially if you are unaware of receiving the primary shots) and to boost your pertussis immunity if you anticipate having close contact with an infant aged <12 months and previously have not received tdap. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polypectomy d&c 3 months ago past 2 months period every 2 weeks. 2nd period heavier cramping bleeding. TTC for a year. Off Depo-Provera shot since sep 2014 ?
Fertility specialist: You need to see gyne Endo for a re-evaluation and a new plan. If TTC plans don't work, you have to change your plan ...Read more
7 yrs.Past got tetanus toxoid vaccine after giving birth. Now i scratch my self on rusty gate no blood . No deep wound should have anothe vaccine?
Yes: Tetanus vaccines provide at least 10 years of immunity. But, if you have a 'dirty' wound involving rusty items or soil you should consider getting a booster shot if its been longer than 5 years. Ask your doctor to look at your wound to help you decide about your need for a booster. ...Read more
I was bit by a dog. I was given rabies vacination. And my tt (tetanus) injection was delayed by 48 hours. I did get 2 tt in last 3 month. Scared help?
I had the full post exposure rabies vaccines 20 years ago. 1 year and 11 months ago I had the 2 dose post exposure. Are the last shots still working?
Possibly: The immunologic memory following rabies vaccine is variable. You may still have sufficient circulating antibodies from your prior vaccines, but regular boosters might be recommended depending on your risk of exposure. Preferred method is to check bloodwork for antibody levels prior to giving booster. Otherwise, you should always receive 2 doses of vaccine after any exposure. ...Read more
I am 42.Mmr vacc on 3 feb 14 as travelling 2 thailand in mar 14. Doctor recommended shot of priorix &have developed rash on leg 12 days post injection?
Three days ago I've accidentally pricked myself with a rose thorn. My last tetanus shot was 8 years ago, do I need a tetanus boost?
Not likely unless the rose thorn was heavily contaminated with soil. Sporothrix schenckii a
fungal illness from rose thorns is possible but likely remote.
Wash the wound with soap and water. Apply triple antibiotic for a couple days w a bandaid during the day.
Can always get a tetanus booster but could go another 2 years if not really wanting a doctor visit. ...Read more
A metal hairclip accident cut his mouth; he’s had his tetanus injections at four and six months he is now three years old does he need another tetanus shot or something ?
4 shots by age 3 yr: Tetanus shots are part of a combination vaccine (there are several combinations available). A basic combination is DTaP, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. A child gets this type of vaccine at ages 2, 4, 6 months; plus a fourth shot around age 15-18 months. If he missed his fourth shot, he may get it now. The next tetanus vaccine afterwards would be after he turns 4 years. ...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 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 stepped on a sharp piece of metal outside. My last tetanus shot was about 3 years ago. Do I need to go for a tetanus booster shot?
I had my tetanus shot 3 years ago. I was cut by the door of a locker which caused me to bleed. Should i be worried about getting infected?
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.
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 stepped on a rusty nail last tetanus shot was 3-4 years ago should I worry. Should I be worried?
Not about tetanus: Your tetanus coverage should be fine. There are many other germs I would worry more about and an infection into the complex structures of the foot can be scary. Make sure the wound is thoroughly cleaned and examine it frequently over the next few days. Go in if there is increasing redness/swelling or pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer