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What is the maximum amount of time I should wait to get a tetanus shot after cutting foot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ideally,

You want to get the booster immediately.
If indeed infected withe the tetani bacteria one can be symptomatic in as early as 1-2 days. So if you get a bad cut and wait a week that's not a good idea. That likely means you lucked out and were not infected with the particular bacteria.

In brief: Ideally,

You want to get the booster immediately.
If indeed infected withe the tetani bacteria one can be symptomatic in as early as 1-2 days. So if you get a bad cut and wait a week that's not a good idea. That likely means you lucked out and were not infected with the particular bacteria.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: Why wait???

If it's been 10 years or more since you had a tetanus shot, get one.

In brief: Why wait???

If it's been 10 years or more since you had a tetanus shot, get one.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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