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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

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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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I received an adult dtap booster shot two years ago. Do i need another booster?

I received an adult dtap booster shot two years ago. Do i need another booster?

No: If you completed the dtap primary series in the past, an adult booster will be effective for 10 years . Those who work in occupations that bring you in contact with the soil & inflict cuts & abraisions on a regular basis, the tetanus may need renewal after 5 yrs. ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus toxoid vaccine?

Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...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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Does deep cut require tetanus shot?

Does deep cut require tetanus shot?

Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores ( that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken & the booster is simple & readily available. ...Read more

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Is tDap a tetanus shot? I got a Tdap shot 5years ago,And previous boosters before that (I'm 22) I cut myself with a rusty nail 3days ago.Am I covered?

Is tDap a tetanus shot? I got a Tdap shot 5years ago,And previous boosters before that (I'm 22) I cut myself with a rusty nail 3days ago.Am I covered?

You're Covered, Dude: Tdap 5yrs ago is fine and should last 10 unless you get a so-called tetanus-prone wound (crush injury, contaminated injury, puncture wound, etc), then at 5 years is the time to get the booster. A rusty nail isn't too much to worry about. It's what might be on that nail that could cause tetanus (spores from the soil) or infection (bacteria from soil or your shoe if it penetrated into your foot). ...Read more

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Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

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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Will i get tetanus - last shot 3 years ago - puncture wound - rusty nail in garden?

Will i get tetanus - last shot 3 years ago - puncture wound - rusty nail in garden?

Have it evaluated: Such injuries can potentially be dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. Have the wound properly evaluated and treated to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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Got bit by doberman. Should I get anti tetanus, anti rabies shots?

Got bit by doberman. Should I get anti tetanus, anti rabies shots?

Probably neither: If your tetanus shot is current, i.e., last booster within 5 years, another shot may not be needed. Domestic dogs are generally not considered rabid. ...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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7 yrs.Past got tetanus toxoid vaccine after giving birth. Now i scratch my self on rusty gate no blood . No deep wound should have anothe vaccine?

7  yrs.Past got tetanus toxoid vaccine after giving birth. Now i scratch my self on rusty gate no  blood . No deep wound should have anothe vaccine?

Yes: Tetanus vaccines provide at least 10 years of immunity. But, if you have a 'dirty' wound involving rusty items or soil you should consider getting a booster shot if its been longer than 5 years. Ask your doctor to look at your wound to help you decide about your need for a booster. ...Read more

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Got cut with a dirty blade desinfected with KMnO4.No local signs of inflamation. Last date of tetanus shot 17.11.2005. Shoul get tetanus shot again ?

Yes: Since it has been more than 5 years since your last booster, you should get one even though there are no signs of infection/inflammation. Make sure that you get a Tdap, as we now know you need pertussis boost as well and you would not have gotten that back in 2005. ...Read more

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