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Can tetanus be prevented?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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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.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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