How do I know if I should get a tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus. If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other disease prevented by vaccines. If you had immunizations during infancy and received your booster when you were 4 - 5 years old, you may be protected. However, if you have not received a booster since that time, you definitely need a tetanus booster.

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When should you get a tetanus toxoid vaccine?

Usually every 10 yrs. After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012.
Usually every 10 yrs. After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012.

When should I take tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus booster. Tetanus vaccine is recommended every 10 years. Currently, the incidence of whooping has been increasing so if you need a tetanus booster, the current recommendation is to get tdap - tetanus combined with dipththeria and wooping cough (pertussis) vaccines.

How long does one shot of tetanus toxoid last?

If > 10 yrs U need 1. Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you should consider one at your convenience. If you are not protected a booster within 24hrs of a potential tetanus exposure will be necessary. Today we recommend the tdap which boosts your coverage against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria.

What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

Out of date tetanus. Any break in the skin can be contaminated by tetanus spores that are everywhere. The worst involve gardening & dirty environments, but any break in the skin can allow the germ in & set up the infection that causes tetanus. If you are out of date (>10y) it is time to get one.
There are none. Tetanus is due to inoculation with an organism that common in the environment. Immunization is the the proper treatment. Booster "shots "are commonly used after initial inoculation.

Are there any reactions of getting injected with tetanus toxoid while on depovera shot?

Tetanus shot. No, there should be no adverse reaction from getting the 2 shots together. There may be some soreness of the shot site.

I received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. I am worried about hyper immunization? Will I be sick in future bcuz of it

No. All you had was a booster in of your immune system using vaccines. It will be prudent though to keep a record of your vaccines so that indication of need for protection in future will be more accurately determined based on your geographic location, type of exposure and your risk of acquiring infection.

I read in internet that tetanus toxoid shot is effective for 5 years. But, pharmacies in India says it is effective for 6 mnth. Which one is correct?

5-10 years. It is standard after 10 but if you have a dirty wound it is recommended after 5 yrs for the booster. I am not sure why they would have told you 6 months. Did a CDC search and that is just not correct. Ask the pharmacy to provide literature or explain themselves.