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When is a tetanus shot needed?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: After Primary Imm10y

The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation The vaccine used is DPT(Diptheria,Teatanus,Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease.
Given at 2,4,6,15-18 months and next 4to6 years.Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine.And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap. But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot

In brief: After Primary Imm10y

The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation The vaccine used is DPT(Diptheria,Teatanus,Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease.
Given at 2,4,6,15-18 months and next 4to6 years.Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine.And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap. But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Every 10 years

Tetanus shots are recommended every 10 years for people older than 6 who have had the primary series.
If you get a puncture wound or a wound that is contaminated with dirt or fecal material see your doctor or go to the er. Depending on your tetanus vaccine history you may need a booster shot. If you haven't had a booster with pertussis vaccine, it's recommended for your next one. It's called tdap.

In brief: Every 10 years

Tetanus shots are recommended every 10 years for people older than 6 who have had the primary series.
If you get a puncture wound or a wound that is contaminated with dirt or fecal material see your doctor or go to the er. Depending on your tetanus vaccine history you may need a booster shot. If you haven't had a booster with pertussis vaccine, it's recommended for your next one. It's called tdap.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: In children...

...The recommendation is a bit more frequent depending upon the severity of the laceration.
It may be as frequently as 5- 7 years apart.

In brief: In children...

...The recommendation is a bit more frequent depending upon the severity of the laceration.
It may be as frequently as 5- 7 years apart.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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