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When to get a tetanus shot in general?

When to get a tetanus shot in general?

7-10 years: As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster, get it now. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more


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When to get a tetanus shot. I stepped on a clean staple that was holding a price tag on some wood.

When to get a tetanus shot. I stepped on a clean staple that was holding a price tag on some wood.

Mgt: If the wound is clean and if you have had a tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years, you are still protected. If there is a wound infection, please see your provider and a booster may be given at that time. ...Read more

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Need to know how to get a tetanus shot?

Need to know how to get a tetanus shot?

Call your doctor: You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department. ...Read more

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Is a week too late to get a tetanus shot?

You really want to: Get the shot as quickly after injury as possible. But, still go in to get it. Take care. ...Read more

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How long can you wait to get a tetanus shot?

How long can you wait to get a tetanus shot?

Scedule:: 2m , 4m, 6m, 18m, 4 years, 11years and then every 10 years.If you got dirty wound, do shot asap! don't weit. ...Read more

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When is it an absolutely necessary to get a tetanus shot?

A dirty wound: A penetrating dirty wound such as a nail going into the foot. If you had your original tetanus shots all you would need is what is called a "wound booster". ...Read more

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How long do I have to get a tetanus shot after I get a wound?

How long do I have to get a tetanus shot after I get a wound?

Depends: If you completed the primary series in childhood & have had one within five years you can probably just wash out a simple wound & not worry.If you have never had the series & have a dirty wound u could see the tetanus begin to set up over a day or so, so a shot & anti-toxin might be needed within hours.If u fall in the middle, get it done within 48hrs, but do a good job of cleaning the wound 1st. ...Read more

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When is it too late to get a tetanus shot from the day of the injury?

When is it too late to get a tetanus shot from the day of the injury?

Never to late: The incubation period prior to the onset of tetanus symptoms can take several days to several months, depending on the location of the inoculation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it an absolute necessity to get a tetanus shot?

Absolute necessity: Mean emergency! example: you stepped on rusty nail and last tetanus shot done more then 5 years ago. ...Read more

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