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How badly do I have to bleed from a wound to need another tetanus shot?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tetanus EVERY 5-10yr

If a wound is dirty (contaminated with dirt/wood/metal etc.
) and your last tetanus shot was >5 years ago then you may need a tetanus shot. With whooping cough epidemics all over the country it is best to get a tdap shot (tetanus+whooping cough) anyway. Generally, you need a tetanus shot every 10 years no matter the situation.

In brief: Tetanus EVERY 5-10yr

If a wound is dirty (contaminated with dirt/wood/metal etc.
) and your last tetanus shot was >5 years ago then you may need a tetanus shot. With whooping cough epidemics all over the country it is best to get a tdap shot (tetanus+whooping cough) anyway. Generally, you need a tetanus shot every 10 years no matter the situation.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tetanus shot

Is given for injury caused by puncture wound with considerable exposure to dirt or rust, not to bleeding.
You will need tetanus shot if it has been more than five years since your last one.

In brief: Tetanus shot

Is given for injury caused by puncture wound with considerable exposure to dirt or rust, not to bleeding.
You will need tetanus shot if it has been more than five years since your last one.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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