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Could you tell me what are my chances of getting tetanus?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tetanus

Tetanus is a rare occurrence nowadays because of vaccination.
If you were immunized as a child before you entered kindergarten and have received a tetanus booster every ten years, you should be safe. If you work in healthcare, are pregnant or will be exposed to a young infant in your family, it is recommended that you receive dtap instead of the regualr td vaccine.

In brief: Tetanus

Tetanus is a rare occurrence nowadays because of vaccination.
If you were immunized as a child before you entered kindergarten and have received a tetanus booster every ten years, you should be safe. If you work in healthcare, are pregnant or will be exposed to a young infant in your family, it is recommended that you receive dtap instead of the regualr td vaccine.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Martin Raff
Many physicians will also reimmunize after a severe injury which carries a risk of tetanus if you have not had the vaccine in the past 5 years, or cannot remember when you had it last. Many people over the age of 55 have not had tetanus toxoid for decades and there in waning immunity in the elderly, so better safe than sorry.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

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You have not. Were you ever immunized against tetanus ? Did you have a booster in the last 5-10 yrs? Do you work in the soil or landscape business with a lot of soil contact ? Tetanus is rare if you have been properly immunized.

In brief: Using this site

You can get more from this site when you provide background information and ask a related question.
You have not. Were you ever immunized against tetanus ? Did you have a booster in the last 5-10 yrs? Do you work in the soil or landscape business with a lot of soil contact ? Tetanus is rare if you have been properly immunized.
Dr. James Ferguson
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