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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of A Tetanus Shot

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Will tetanus shot make you feel sick?

Will tetanus shot make you feel sick?

Not really... !: Any vaccination can give rise to mild fever, malaise, local tenderness or redness. This is because of activation of immune system in response to the vaccine. ...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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Docs, could a tetanus shot make you sick?

Docs, could a tetanus shot make you sick?

Td: Most people don’t have problems with the Td Vaccine (Adult Tetanus & Dipehteria). According to the CDC - 8 in 10 people have pain at injection site, there is mild fever in 1 out of 5, redness or swelling at injection site in 1/3rd. Right after injection one could feel dizzy, have ringing in ears or faint. There might be shoulder pain in affected arm. Severe allergic reactions are estimated to occ ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus toxoid vaccine?

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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Can flu shots make you sick?

Can flu shots make you sick?

Not like Flu can!: Typically, the most you'll get is a little soreness at the site of the shot. Low fever, mild rash, or a little "yucky" feeling for a day or so may happen, but flu shots can not give you the flu. Period. It's a dead vaccine and can't cause the flu. The risk of getting the sick and getting bad complications is sooo much higher with the flu compared to any form of the vaccine. No comparison. ...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 should I take tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus booster: Tetanus vaccine is recommended every 10 years. Currently, the incidence of whooping has been increasing so if you need a tetanus booster, the current recommendation is to get tdap - tetanus combined with dipththeria and wooping cough (pertussis) vaccines. ...Read more

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When should I get the diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus shot?

When should I get the diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus shot?

Probably now: If you're like most adults, you probably haven't had a pertussis containing vaccine since childhood. Up until six years ago, there wasn't a pertussis containing vaccine in the usa recommended for adults. The cdc recommends that all adults through age 64 get a single pertussis containing vaccine (tdap) (includes tetanus and diphtheria). It's also given to those over 65 in contact with infants. ...Read more

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If cats don't carry tetanus in their saliva and you get bit why do you need a tetanus shot? House cat vaccinated at vet

If cats don't carry tetanus in their saliva and you get bit why do you need a tetanus shot? House cat vaccinated at vet

It is not the cat: its claws , they walk on dirt , dung , and here tetanus spores are prevalent , to have tetanus prophylaxis , most already has tetanus vaccine with in 5 years . ...Read more

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Why should you get the flu shot every year?

Why should you get the flu shot every year?

Reality: The flu virus is well known for mutating frequently which makes prior vaccines less helpful.There are also 4-6+ strains circulating the globe at any point and air travel spreads them easily.Each year they pick the top 3-4 strains (by frequency) & put them into the shot. More would weaken strength for individual strains. If you get the shot every year (I do) you increase your chances for it to work ...Read more

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Wanted to know if getting encephalitis shots, hepatitis a and b, mmr, and DPT shots hurt real bad?

Wanted to know if getting encephalitis shots, hepatitis a and b, mmr, and DPT shots hurt real bad?

Vaccinations: Typically the shot itself doesn't hurt much. Certain vaccinations may be more uncomfortable than others in the day or so following. I know that from personal experience, tetanus shots make my shoulder sore for the next several days. The benefit of vaccination definitely outweighs the risk of discomfort after the shot. ...Read more

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When should I take tetanus vaccine?

When should I take  tetanus vaccine?

Depends: If you can't remember it is likely 10 years since your last shot. If activities like gardening expose you to spores you should consider a booster even sooner. If your life ever brings you in contact with infants, you should consider the tdap which adds coverage for pertussis, which adults can get even if immunized as babies. This would prevent you from passing it to a baby. ...Read more

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Can you get a tetanus shot while pregnant?

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After 20 weeks: Currently, tdap vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women after 20 weeks gestation if they have not received this vaccine previously. In addition to tetanus and diphtheria, this vaccine contains whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine as well and there is an epidemic going on at this time. It is important to get this vaccine. ...Read more

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When do u get a tdap vaccine shot?

When do u get a tdap vaccine shot?

Tdap shots: Tdap shots are routinely given at age of 11 years, but can be given as early as age 7, for children who missed a dose of dtap vaccine.Adults over age of 19, should get a dose of tdap and booster every 10 years.. ...Read more

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Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Why do you have to get vaccinated with the influenza vaccine (flu vaccine) every year?

Influenza vaccine: Influenza virus changes each year therefore every year new vaccines are made to cover the most likely circulating strains of the virus. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox make you sick after being vaccinated?

Can chicken pox make you sick after being vaccinated?

Yes: The vaccine is thought totally protective for 85% of kids after 1 dose & >95% after two. Some vaccinated kids get a mild case of it (5-20 spots ) while the average wild case= 200+spots. The vaccine has cut the death rate dramatically and reduced hospitalizations due to complications. ...Read more