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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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