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Tetanus Shot Safe Flu
Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days.There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...Read more
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines.They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated. ...Read more
I had the flu shot and tetanus shot today, one in each arm and i dont feel so good. Shoukd they not have done them together?
Recovery: Well, you've asked your immune system to 'multi-task' - processing 2 vaccines at one time, that cover for multiple diseases (several strains of flu, several different diseases- diphtheria, ?pertussis with the tetanus shot). It's completely NORMAL to feel this way. Kind of like going to the gym and working out - you definitely feel it. I expect you'll recover fine. Sleep, chicken soup, rest, etc. ...Read more
Got bit by house cat, only had 3 tetanus shots as a child. Had a tetanus shot 14 hours after the bite. Can I still get tetanus or am I safe now?
Most likely: You are most likely protected from tetanus. However, watch the wound closely. Cat and dog bites are prone to develop infection. Also has the cat had rabies shots? If not the animal needs to be observed for 10 days to make sure it's not infected. If you cannot find the cat notify your physician to assess your risk for rabies. ...Read more
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.
A family member had Guilliane Barre last year,now my son is expected to get a tetanus shot for school. Is it safe for him, heard this is dangerous?
Low risk but yes: According to the National Vaccine Information Center (http://www.nvic.org), there is a causal relationship between tetanus shot and Guillain Barre syndrome. GBS is rare but must be identified early to be treated appropriately. Tetanus is a deadly disease contracted through inoculation of spores of clostridium into the body through a wound. As with any concern, discuss it with your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to get a tetanus shot every 5 years instead of 10 years in case of any wound that could expose me to tetanus bacteria?
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