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If you get scratched by a rusty nail do u need a tetanus shot?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tetanus

Tetanus shots are recommended every 10yrs.
However, I usually recommend getting one, with an injury, if it's been more than 5yrs. With the new recommendations to get a Tdap, (tetanus, diphtheria AND pertussis) it might be the perfect opportunity to protect you and unimmunized infants, from whooping cough. This replaces the old Td.

In brief: Tetanus

Tetanus shots are recommended every 10yrs.
However, I usually recommend getting one, with an injury, if it's been more than 5yrs. With the new recommendations to get a Tdap, (tetanus, diphtheria AND pertussis) it might be the perfect opportunity to protect you and unimmunized infants, from whooping cough. This replaces the old Td.
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