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

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: THREE TO FIVE YEARS

Ten years is a routine booster dose.
For any animal bites, road side injuries and from rusty metal, rule of thumb is 3 to 5 years.

In brief: THREE TO FIVE YEARS

Ten years is a routine booster dose.
For any animal bites, road side injuries and from rusty metal, rule of thumb is 3 to 5 years.
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Reminder-TdaP!

If getting a booster as an adult, rather than the tetanus vaccine (td), please ensure you receive the tetanus booster with the pertussis vaccine (tdap).
Statewide epidemics (largest one is currently in california) have revealed waning immunity to the "whooping cough" and is responsible to infant deaths- most traced from adults who have pertussis despite being vaccinated as a child.

In brief: Reminder-TdaP!

If getting a booster as an adult, rather than the tetanus vaccine (td), please ensure you receive the tetanus booster with the pertussis vaccine (tdap).
Statewide epidemics (largest one is currently in california) have revealed waning immunity to the "whooping cough" and is responsible to infant deaths- most traced from adults who have pertussis despite being vaccinated as a child.
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Dr. John Leander Po
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