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I stepped on a rusty nail last tetanus shot was 3-4 years ago should I worry. Should I be worried?

I stepped on a rusty nail last tetanus shot was 3-4 years ago should I worry. Should I be worried?

See below: As far as your tetanus status, you are good. However, watch for signs of a skin infection, redness, swelling, warmth, and mucous discharge. Read more

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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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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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I had last tetanus shot exactly 4 years ago, should I still be covered?

! 0 yr with options: Most are considered covered for 10 years with simple cuts and or clean wounds.If you work around soil/landscape gardening, or have a hard to clean wound, a 5 yr interval would be considered more appropriate for the circumstance. Read more

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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 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?

No need for booster: If you got all your tetanus vaccines as a child and a booster 3 years ago then you don't need one now. Tetanus booster shots are good for at least 5 years. Read more

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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?

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?

It's time!: If you have an injury requiring a tetanus shot repeat if it has been over 5 years. Otherwise we repeat every 10 years. Time for a booster! 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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Am I still able to get tetanus if I got a small cut by a clean looking nail outside and my last tetanus shot was 4-5 years ago?

Am I still able to get tetanus if I got a small cut by a clean looking nail outside and my last tetanus shot was 4-5 years ago?

Highly unlikely: Fortunately tetanus is a very rare disease and esp. Rare in those who have been vaccinated. If you were vaccinated within the past 10 years there is no need to get a booster. I would like to say there is no chance of you getting tetanus but can't- there are very rare cases in those who have been vaccinated, but they tend to be less serious. See http://www. Vaclib. Org/basic/health/boostershots. Htm. Read more

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Yesterday I got cut on a rusty barbed wire fence. My last tetanus shot was 4 years ago. Do I need a booster? How could the germs live out in the sun?

Yesterday I got cut on a rusty barbed wire fence. My last tetanus shot was 4 years ago. Do I need a booster? How could the germs live out in the sun?

You may not: You get at least 5 years from a booster so you should be ok if you cleaned the wound well. It is not the germs of tetanis but the "eggs" or spores of the germ that can survive for years in the dust & "hatch" when they are in the presence of the serum from tissues in a wound. Read more

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

No: You have protection from that issue for approximately 10 years from the shot as long as the wound is simple and cleaned after it is incurred. Your piercing could become infected with standard skin germs so attention to local care during healing is important. 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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