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Yesterday I stepped on a staple, indoors. Is there a tetanus risk?
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In brief: Depends ?
If the staple was old and rusty may be.
It also depends on your immunization status. If you have not had tetanus shot in the last 5 years get one. Make sure you get tetanus with whooping cough. (tdap).

In brief: Depends ?
If the staple was old and rusty may be.
It also depends on your immunization status. If you have not had tetanus shot in the last 5 years get one. Make sure you get tetanus with whooping cough. (tdap).
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Doubtful
Deep wounds from dirty rusted metals are more likely to pose a risk than a staple.

In brief: Doubtful
Deep wounds from dirty rusted metals are more likely to pose a risk than a staple.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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