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Is it required for pregnant women to have tetanus toxoid?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: 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. All pregnant women who have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years are recommended to receive the tdap as well.

In brief: 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. All pregnant women who have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years are recommended to receive the tdap as well.
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