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Would a tetanus shot be good to get after accidently being poked by needle at work?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Depends on how dirty the needle was.
If you had normal tetanus vaccine it may only require a "wound booster" . It is a "judgment call" by a doctor who is aware of the circimstances.

In brief: Possibly

Depends on how dirty the needle was.
If you had normal tetanus vaccine it may only require a "wound booster" . It is a "judgment call" by a doctor who is aware of the circimstances.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine

In brief: Follow protocol

You work setting must have protocols for needle sticks.
Follow up with your occupational health doctors and follow protocols. It's for your own safety.

In brief: Follow protocol

You work setting must have protocols for needle sticks.
Follow up with your occupational health doctors and follow protocols. It's for your own safety.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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