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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What are side effects of a tetanus vaccine?

What are side effects of  a tetanus vaccine?

Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

What are the side effects of the tetanus vaccine?

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

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What are the side effects to the tetanus vaccine?

What are the side effects to the tetanus vaccine?

Sore arm: Usually soreness at the site of injection which can last about 24 hours. Some people may experience a fever. ...Read more

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Please tell me the components of the meningococcal and tetanus vaccine?

Please tell me the components of the meningococcal and tetanus vaccine?

See links: Dtap: aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, casamino acid, dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin, formaldehyde or formalin, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethan meningococcal: formaldehyde, formalin, thimerasol.Yeast in the Meningococcal vaccine. Look up "vaccine ingredients"...There are several good websites....And way too many ingredients to list here. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your arm to become achy after a tetanus vaccine?

How long does it take for your arm to become achy after a tetanus vaccine?

Up to 24hr: Usually no longer than 24 hrs.After that the pain if not already there, will not occur. ...Read more

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When did tetanus vaccine become available?

When did tetanus vaccine become available?

Tetanus Vaccine: .The first inactive tetanus toxoid was discovered and produced in 1924. This vaccine was proven to be successful when it was used to prevent tetanus in the military during world war. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more