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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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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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What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

Vaccine: Tdap and Td are available in Thailand just like in the US ...Read more

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What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

What tetanus vaccine is available in thailand?

Vaccine types: And availability can vary by region. Locating a physician practice or health department in the region you are considering would be more appropriate for determining vaccine availability. The World Health Organization may also have more specific information for you. Here is the website link: http://apps. Who. Int/immunization_monitoring/globalsummary/schedules ...Read more

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How long does a tetanus vaccine cover you for?

How long does a tetanus vaccine cover you for?

Depends: If you are an adult, the booster will give most folks 10 years of protection. If your work puts your hands in the soil often like landscaping etc, you might get a booster sooner. ...Read more

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What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more

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How often should an adult receive the tetanus vaccine?

How often should an adult receive the tetanus vaccine?

About ten years: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at- http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/ great material there. Will answer all possible questions. ...Read more

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What method do they use to administer the tetanus vaccine?

What method do they use to administer the tetanus vaccine?

Shots: Thru injections. The vaccine is a combination of various portions of diptheria and pertussis vaccines. ...Read more

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What will happen if tetanus vaccine is not given by anyone?

What will happen if tetanus vaccine is not given by anyone?

Confusing question: If your question is what are the risks when none is taken. The answer is tetanus. This germ is around us continuously with heavy concentration in the soils. Spores enter a break in the skin and cause infection like many other germs, this one just makes tetanus toxin that attacks the nervous system. It can be treated, but is a horrible disease. Getting the vaccine is a simple way to avid it. ...Read more

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But does the tetanus vaccine actually work? What does it do?

But does the tetanus vaccine actually work? What does it do?

Saves your life: Tetanus is a grisly way to die that used to be very common. It's almost gone thanks entirely to immunization. ...Read more

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I was wondering is antitetanic and tetanus vaccine the same?

No: Tetanus Immune Globulin is I believe what you mean by antitetanic--this is purified anti-tetanus antibody. The vaccine is tetanus toxoid (a modified version of the toxin) designed to get your body to produce it's own antibody. In general, the vaccine is used universally and the tetanus Immune Globulin is used only immediately after sustaining a dirty wound in the setting of tetanus nonimmunity. ...Read more

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What happens when I get a tetanus vaccine too close to the last on?

What happens when I get a tetanus vaccine too close to the last on?

More discomfort: The td (tetanus and diptheria) is recommended ten years apart in the absence of significant injuries. They're given closer together when indicated for injuries. The tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis) is recommended as a one time dose for adults. When indicated, the tdap can be given at any interval after the last tetanus containing vaccine. More swelling, pain and fever with closer spacing. ...Read more

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Can I still get a tetanus vaccine 24 hours after a possible exposure?

Yes: Yes you can get a tetanus vaccine even days after an exposure but the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a little bit of a tetanus vaccine enough to help you?

Please answer me. Is a little bit of a tetanus vaccine enough to help you?

No.: It is important to get the full recommended dose of all vaccines. The studies done on their efficacy are based on the doses given in studies and those are the doses that should be given. ...Read more

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What are the chances of anything going wrong with getting a tetanus vaccine?

What are the chances of anything going wrong with getting a tetanus vaccine?

Vaccine Side Effects: The cdc provides vaccine information sheets on all vaccines administered in the us. Please visit: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-td-tdap. Pdf for tetanus. ...Read more

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Is Tetanus vaccine still effective after first signs of symptoms experienced?

Tetanus treatment: Tetanus is very rare in the U.S.- on the order of only 30 or so cases a year. I'd like to know what exactly your symptoms are- since sometimes a mouth infection or drug reaction could be confused with tetanus. If you really have tetanus now, the vaccine won't help - and you'll need an Infectious Diseases doctor urgently to take control of the situation. Tetanus immune globulin might have a role. ...Read more

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I had tetanus vaccine the nurse told me after giving the shot I should have another one next day to have it for 10 years can tet vaccine be divided?

Confusing statement: If tetanus vaccine is given to an adult without prior vaccine, the routine here includes doses at least a month apart X3 as the initial series. Boosters every 10 years would then be standard. I have never heard of giving 2 doses a day apart. ...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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Can u drink alchole after the tetanus vaccine?

Can u drink alchole after the tetanus vaccine?

Alcohol and vaccine: Small to moderate amounts of alcohol should not interfere with your immune response the the vaccine. ...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