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I got a tetanus shot a week after a dog bite. My last tetanus shot was well over ten years ago. Is this tetanus shot too late to take effect?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

the Tetanus shot you received wasn't meant to treat the dog bite, rather to catch up on your late immunization schedule.
If your doctor was suspicious of tetanus infection, yes s/he would have given you Tetanus immune globulin, which gives best results if given within the first 24 hrs, all the best

In brief: No

the Tetanus shot you received wasn't meant to treat the dog bite, rather to catch up on your late immunization schedule.
If your doctor was suspicious of tetanus infection, yes s/he would have given you Tetanus immune globulin, which gives best results if given within the first 24 hrs, all the best
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