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Can tetanus be prevented?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Tetanus can be prevented by a readily available vaccine.
It is often administered as part of a combination vaccine during infancy and as boosters as one grows older. The protection may wain over time so all older kids and adults should renew their protection every 5-10 years based on lifestyle. Unimmunized folks may benefit from localized wound care and special hyper immune globulin.

In brief: Yes

Tetanus can be prevented by a readily available vaccine.
It is often administered as part of a combination vaccine during infancy and as boosters as one grows older. The protection may wain over time so all older kids and adults should renew their protection every 5-10 years based on lifestyle. Unimmunized folks may benefit from localized wound care and special hyper immune globulin.
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Immunization against tetanus provides excellent levels of protection.

In brief: Yes

Immunization against tetanus provides excellent levels of protection.
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Dr. Steven Neish
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