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Hi i got a whooping cough shot in 2011 today i cut myself on a drity bench. Do i night to get a tetanus shot ?

Hi i got a whooping cough shot in 2011 today i cut myself on a drity bench. Do i night to get a tetanus shot ?

Depends: If you received the TdaP, or the more current whooping cough shot that contains the tetanus toxoid you are protected. Since that is the only whooping cough shot now given to adults I expect that you did. The tetanus booster within that shot gives you 10 years of protection from date of administration. ...Read more

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What's the difference in td and tdap? We were vaccinated for whooping cough 2yrs ago. Does that count as a tetanus shot too or have i misunderstood?

What's the difference in td and tdap?  We were vaccinated for whooping cough 2yrs ago. Does that count as a tetanus shot too or have i misunderstood?

Tdap: Tdap contains both tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), so yes that does count as a tetanus shot. Close household contacts of young infants should receive tdap to protect them from whooping cough, which can be deadly. Also pregnant woman should receive a dose with each pregnancy. Tetanus shots protect against tetanus for clean cuts for 10 yrs, for "dirty" (rusty or dirty wounds) 5 yrs. ...Read more

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Do I need a tetanus shot to prevent infections from plastic?

Do I need a tetanus shot to prevent infections from plastic?

Yes: It is not the material the object that cuts you is made of that matters. It is the dirt and bacteria that is on it. If something is has dirt on it- it could have the tetanus bacteria on it. Get your tetanus shot updated at least every 10 years. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot almost four weeks ago. It had the whooping cough booster I still have arm pain intense it I lay on it?

I had a tetanus shot almost four weeks ago. It had the whooping cough booster  I still have arm pain intense it I lay on it?

Tetanus shot: Although the tetanus vaccine does cause more muscle irritation and discomfort than other vaccines, it is unusual for you you to still have pain in your arm. In most cases, the soreness resolves in 5-7 days at the latest. You definitely should see your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergic to tetanus can i just get whopping cough vaccine only?

Allergic to tetanus can i just get whopping cough vaccine only?

Pertussis: They make a separate vaccine, but you might have to look around, or have it special ordered by your doctor. ...Read more

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When is a tetanus shot needed?

When is a tetanus shot needed?

After Primary Imm10y: The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation The vaccine used is DPT(Diptheria,Teatanus,Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease. Given at 2,4,6,15-18 months and next 4to6 years.Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine.And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap. But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot ...Read more

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How long tetanus shot is good for?

5-10 yrs: The tetanus shot we are use to is generally considered effective for older kids & adults for no less that 5 years in most situations and 10 for some. Infants with immature immune systems start a 6-8wks & are boosted every 2mo for 3 doses then at 12-15 mo for primary protection. Those whose activities(play or work) involve repeated incidental wounds may benefit from a booster after 5 yrs. ...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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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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He much would it cost me for anti tetanus shot ?

Cost Varies: Cost of the vaccine DT oR Tdap varies and can be abour 100 dollars with office visit But it is covered by most insurance as preventive care. We do not use simple Tetanus shot any more and Tdap is recommended as it also protects you against Whooping Cough as we see resurgence of it lately ...Read more

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Am i covered if i had a tetanus shot 3 years ago?

For a decade : A tetanus booster will protect you for around 10 yesrs from the date it is given. ...Read more

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How often should I get a tetanus shot if I am healthy?

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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I stepped on an earring on the pool deck. Do I need a tetanus shot?

I stepped on an earring on the pool deck. Do I need a tetanus shot?

Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein.As the germ spores begin to form an infection, it will eventually be able to make tetanus toxin and cause tetanus.Some injuries are more likely than others to expose you to tetanus, but any break in the skin might.A booster every 10 yrs is simple protection. ...Read more

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Will tetanus shot make you feel sick?

Will tetanus shot make you feel sick?

Not really... !: Any vaccination can give rise to mild fever, malaise, local tenderness or redness. This is because of activation of immune system in response to the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you drink when you have a tetanus shot?

Can you drink when you have a tetanus shot?

Yes: Intake of alcohol will have no effect on the success of a tetanus shot.Intake the day before will be out of your system, but even consumption on the day of the vaccine would not effect it. ...Read more

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