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How soon should I get a tetanus shot after a deep cut?

How soon should I get a tetanus shot after a deep cut?

As soon as possible: Do not put this off if it has been 10 years or more since your last shot or if you don't know when it was. Get it now. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get tetanus from an indoor cat scratch? Can i get tetanus even when i got a tetanus booster shot after the scratch?

Is it possible to get tetanus from an indoor cat scratch? Can i get tetanus even when i got a tetanus booster shot after the scratch?

No: A scratch from a house car is an unlikely source of tetanus, and if you have had a baseline series of tetanus shots, or dpt, when you were younger, and now got a booster, you are safe. It is possible to get other infections from a cat scratch , so report redness and swelling to your doctor. A scratch is an unlikely source of tetanus compared to a puncture wound , . ...Read more

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How long should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

How long should you wait after a tetanus shot to get a flu shot?

Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines.They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted.Foot washed.Dep cut

How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted.Foot washed.Dep cut

As soon as you can: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years, you should go to your doctor and get a booster shot. Nowadays, we give tdap, which also will protect you against whooping cough, which is common in certain parts of the country. ...Read more

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How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

How soon after a tetanus shot can you get a flu shot?

Anytime: The tetanus and flu shots can be given any time in relation to each other. ...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 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

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Can i still get tetanus infection even if i got a tetanus vaccine two hours after a second degree burn?

Can i still get tetanus infection even if i got a tetanus vaccine two hours after a second degree burn?

Low, low risk: Tetanus develops when the spores of the cause enter a deep wound (open skin). The vaccine is very good at preventing but without an open wound, the risk is essentially zero. As far as that burn is concerned, apply good protective skin cream, avoid further trauma an it will heal quickly. ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus booster before you're 10 years out from the last one?

Tetanus booster: The current recommendation is every ten years. However, there is a five-year option if you sustain a dirty deep cut like a punctured wound from a rusty nail outside. ...Read more

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I have had tetanus shots before but do not want to go in for my ten year, can I just get the shot booster in the future if I get a deep cut and comein?

Tetanus Safety: Tetanus vaccination is available as Tdap( tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis) or Td ( tetanus diphtheria). If you have received Td next time that is after 10 years get the Tdap. The safety interval is as short as less than 2 years between shots but try and wait at least 5 years to reduce side effects. ...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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After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days.There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...Read more

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Will i need a tetanus shot again after 5 months?

Will i need a tetanus shot again after 5 months?

Confusing question: 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. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a tetanus shot for a small glass cut on the foot?

Do you need to get a tetanus shot for a small glass cut on the foot?

Usually not: As long as tetanus vaccination status is current, minor injury does not require tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Can you get a tetanus shot while pregnant?

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After 20 weeks: Currently, tdap vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women after 20 weeks gestation if they have not received this vaccine previously. In addition to tetanus and diphtheria, this vaccine contains whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine as well and there is an epidemic going on at this time. It is important to get this vaccine. ...Read more