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My last tetanus shot was in 2008. Yesterday i punctured my foot on a rusty nail. Do i need a new tetanus shot?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Get it now

In brief: Yes

Get it now
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need booster

Normally tetanus shot lasts 10 years but since it was a dirty puncture wound with a rusty nail it is recommended in this situation to get a booster after 5 years to be on the safe side within 72 hours of the puncture wound.

In brief: Need booster

Normally tetanus shot lasts 10 years but since it was a dirty puncture wound with a rusty nail it is recommended in this situation to get a booster after 5 years to be on the safe side within 72 hours of the puncture wound.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tetanus

Nope. Your vaccine is good for ten years.

In brief: Tetanus

Nope. Your vaccine is good for ten years.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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