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Hi. Cut myself with a knife a week ago. I don't think I have any tetanus symptoms but if had can I get a shot and be OK? Thanks

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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Booster

when was your last tetanus shot ? Was it within the last 5 years.
Was the knife clean ? Would get a booster shot in consult with your primary care doc. If you have a shot in last 5 years you should be ok. Probability of tetanus with a kitchen knife is almost zero.

In brief: Booster

when was your last tetanus shot ? Was it within the last 5 years.
Was the knife clean ? Would get a booster shot in consult with your primary care doc. If you have a shot in last 5 years you should be ok. Probability of tetanus with a kitchen knife is almost zero.
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