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How often do you get a tetanus vaccine?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 10 years

Routine tetanus -diphtheria boosters are givenevery 10 years.

In brief: 10 years

Routine tetanus -diphtheria boosters are givenevery 10 years.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Tetanus Vaccine

The schedule for tetanus vaccine: children - 2, 4, 6, and 15 - 18 months, then between 4 -6 years of age, with a booster every 10 years; adults not immunized: 2 doses given 4 - 8 weeks apart, 3rd dose after another 6 months, then boosters every 10 years.
Usually given in children as dtap = diphtheria / tetanus / pertussis.

In brief: Tetanus Vaccine

The schedule for tetanus vaccine: children - 2, 4, 6, and 15 - 18 months, then between 4 -6 years of age, with a booster every 10 years; adults not immunized: 2 doses given 4 - 8 weeks apart, 3rd dose after another 6 months, then boosters every 10 years.
Usually given in children as dtap = diphtheria / tetanus / pertussis.
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