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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
Out of date tetanus: Any break in the skin can be contaminated by tetanus spores that are everywhere.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 If you are out of date(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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
i received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. i am worried about hyper immunization? will i be sick in future bcuz of it
No: All you had was a booster in of your immune system using vaccines. It will be prudent though to keep a record of your vaccines so that indication of need for protection in future will be more accurately determined based on your geographic location, type of exposure and your risk of acquiring infection. ...Read more
Last 3 years i was vaccinated 2 shots interval tetanus toxoid from small wound, last 2 weeks my finger got small wound from pushpin little bit rusty?
Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?
Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a Type III dog bite. The doctor only administered 4 shots of Antitetanus, 1 shot of Tetanus Toxoid and Rabipur. Does Immune Globulin required?
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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