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Had tetanus booster vaccination..Complications?

Had tetanus booster vaccination..Complications?

Nothing more than ..: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, though, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

Tetanus Toxoid (Definition)

Part of the modem tetanus nah it which includes 3 components. Tetanus toxoid is the name for the component of the vaccine that leads to immunity to tetanus when ...Read more


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What is tetanus shot booster for?

What is tetanus shot booster for?

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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Who should not receive tetanus toxoid?

Who should not receive tetanus toxoid?

Prior serious rxn: Those with a prior serious reaction to toxoid should avoid it. Those at significant risk of tetanus could pursue an evaluation with an allergist to identify which component of the vaccine that caused the rxn and go thru specific desensitization procedures. This could allow someone to continue updating the vaccine. Also, drs can check the blood and verify you still have protective antibodies. ...Read more

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Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!

Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it.  Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria?  Thank-you!

No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Is a dt booster the same as diphtheria booster?

Is a dt booster the same as diphtheria booster?

Includes diphtheria: The dt booster is for the prevention of diphtheria and tetanus. It's usually recommended every 10 years. There's a new vaccine out that also contains pertussis or whooping cough vaccine for adults. It's called tdap and it's recommended that adults get it once. ...Read more

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What's tetanus & diphtheria?

?TMI: This may be tmi , or too much information..But good articles on both are found here- http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/tetanus and http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/diphtheria. ...Read more

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Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

Agressive management: Avoiding tetanus in an old >1-2 day & dirty wound requires agressive management.The wound is cleaned & dead tissue removed. Tetanus Immune Globulin is administered to block (immediately) the effect of any toxin emerging from the wound while the toxoid is given to boost the individuals response(which takes a while).Oral or IV meds are given to kill off the tetanus germs. ...Read more

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Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Abnormal: A rigor is an extreme reaction associated with high fever and shivering etc. It is an illness in itself and indicates that the patient over-reacted to the toxoid. Whether you call it allergy of sensitivity is immaterial. The toxoid should never be given again. ...Read more

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Hib vaccine doses?

Hib vaccine doses?

2,4,6 and 15 month: Hib is given as either a 3 or 4 dose series depending on which manufacturer. If the Merck product is used only 3 doses are required. If any doses are given from Sanofi, than 4 doses are required regardless if any Merck product was used. ...Read more

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I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter. ...Read more

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Why two doses of tetanus toxoid given during pregnancy?

Why  two doses of tetanus toxoid given during pregnancy?

Ensure immunity: Pregnancy can blunt the immune system; cdc recommends actually three doses of tetanus toxoid for pregnant women not previously immunized, two during pregnancy and one 6-12 months after, to ensure both maternal and neonatal tetanus immunity. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6041a4.htm. ...Read more

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Is tetanus contagious?

No: You will not get tetanus from exposure to a person with the disease. The infected person cannot spread it by coughing, mucous secretions or other debris like a flu or cold. You get tetanus from spores(eggs) of a bacteria that germinate in a wound and create the tetanus toxin. ...Read more

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How much can a tetanus booster (tdap) cost?

How much can a tetanus booster (tdap) cost?

DependsWhereYouLIVE: It depends on where you live,The cost of vaccine and cost can be anywhere from 80 DOLLARS at Minute Clinic at CVS pharmacy,and 120 dollars at doctors offce At walgren pharmacy it is 65Dollars The vaccine is covered y most insurance ...Read more

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When I should repeat inj tetanus toxoid ?

When I should repeat inj tetanus toxoid ?

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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Could tdap( diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis) shots cause pain for over a week?

It can cause pain: Injections can cause local hematomas, or "bruises" to the muscle. This happens especially if a person or child tenses the muscle during an injection. After an injection, it is best to use cool compresses to the area for the first 24 hours - then change to warm compresses (not too hot!). Also, gentle massage to the area helps resolve the swelling. ...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