when do you need a tetanus shot

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My hand caught in rusty gate, do I still need tetanus shot if I had it 2 yrs ago with rabies shot? I don't know if I had the original 3 vaccine shots.

Tetanus booster

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You probably don't need a tetanus booster. However, getting the Tdap is recommended to augment your tetanus immunity ( especially if you are unaware of receiving the primary shots) and to boost your pertussis immunity if you anticipate having close contact with an infant aged <12 months and previously have not received Tdap. Good luck.
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Will a tetanus shot hurt more than other shots?

Not in my opinion

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I don't find it particularly painful.
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If you step on a piece of glass do you need a tetanus shot?

Any skin opening

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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.
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How often do you need a tetanus shot? son is out of town and had a nail go through his boot. Hasn't had a shot since 2006

He's OK

The basic coverage for a tetanus lasts 10 years from the last booster in adulthood.
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How often can I need a tetanus shot?

Every 10 yrs

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The effect of a tetanus booster is good for most people for ten years. Those with immune problems or after bone marrow transplant the need differs and should be answered by their doc.
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How to tell if I need a tetanus shot?

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.
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How do I know if I need a tetanus shot?

Tetanus

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If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other diseases prevented by vaccines.
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Will I need a tetanus shot again after 5 months?

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Adults who completed the primary tetanus series at anytime in the past (infancy,childhood,teens or adults) would only need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Some who engage in gardening or landscape work may get boosters at 5 yr point. If you never had a previous series then it would be wise to do so.
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Cut finger on rust blade do i need a tetanus shot?

Depends

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If it is over 5 years since your last booster, yes.
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In what grade do children need a tetanus shot booster?

4 yrs and 11 yrs

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Tetanus boosters are given at kindergarten entry (4 or 5 years old) in the form of DTaP. Then a different vaccine, TdaP, which contains a tetanus booster is given again at age 11. A tetanus shot is good for 5-10 years. If there is an injury and the last tetanus shot was more than 5 years ago, then a booster may be needed right away.
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