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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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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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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 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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How long does one shot of tetanus toxoid last?

How long does one shot of tetanus toxoid last?

If > 10 yrs U need 1: Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you should consider one at your convenience. If you are not protected a booster within 24hrs of a potential tetanus exposure will be necessary.Today we recommend the tdap which boosts your coverage against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get a tetanus toxoid shot?

How do I know if I should get a tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus: If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other disease prevented by vaccines. If you had immunizations during infancy and received your booster when you were 4 - 5 years old, you may be protected. However, if you have not received a booster since that time, you definitely need a tetanus booster. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tetanus toxoid?

What is the definition or description of: tetanus toxoid?

TETANUS TOXOID: Tetanus toxoid is a vaccine produced by inactivating the exotoxin secreted by the tetanus bacterium, losing its toxicity but retaining its ability to combine with or stimulate the production of an antitoxin, when injected into the human body. This antitoxin can kill any live tetanus bacteria that enters the body preventing the disease called tetanus. This process is called immunization. ...Read more

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What kind of vaccine is the tetanus toxoid?

What kind of vaccine is the tetanus toxoid?

Shot to prevent teta: Heat-treated tetanus toxin is non-toxic but stimulates immunity to protect against tetanus for at least 10 to 20 years. ...Read more

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When should we use anti tetanus serum as oppose to using tetanus toxoid?

Tetnaus prone wound: Tetanus immunoglobulin would be used in a "tetanus-prone wound"(wounds caused by puncture, crush injury, burns or frostbite)in an individual who hat not received an initial series of three tetanus immunizations as a child, or it is unclear if the person ever received a series of immunizations. The immunoglobulin would be in in addition to tetanus toxoid. ...Read more

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What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

Out of date tetanus: Any break in the skin can be contaminated by tetanus spores that are everywhere. The worst involve gardening & dirty environments, but any break in the skin can allow the germ in & set up the infection that causes tetanus. If you are out of date(>10y) it is time to get one. ...Read more

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Are there any reactions of getting injected with tetanus toxoid while on depovera shot?

Tetanus shot: No, there should be no adverse reaction from getting the 2 shots together. There may be some soreness of the shot site. ...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