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I cut my finger today with a kitchen knife that had been recently been professionally sharpened. I have not had a tetanus shot. Will it be ok?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Tetanus shot

If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last 5-10 years, you should get the dtap vaccine which is a booster shot for tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and diphtheria.

In brief: Tetanus shot

If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last 5-10 years, you should get the dtap vaccine which is a booster shot for tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and diphtheria.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Holly Maes
If you are over 7 years old, request the Tdap, not a dtap, as the former is meant for older kids and adults as the booster
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