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I got a tetanus shot at the ER after stitches, is this okay because I had a tetanus shot 6 years ago.?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is some data supporting routine tetanus innoculation with a deep wound after 5 years.
An extra tetanus, at present, does not appear to cause any problems.

In brief: Yes

There is some data supporting routine tetanus innoculation with a deep wound after 5 years.
An extra tetanus, at present, does not appear to cause any problems.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: It's fine.

If you have a cut requiring sutures, most doctors will give a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the last 5 years.
Better safe than sorry!

In brief: It's fine.

If you have a cut requiring sutures, most doctors will give a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in the last 5 years.
Better safe than sorry!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You can get tetanus shot in 5 years.
You are fine.Safer than sorry.

In brief: Yes

You can get tetanus shot in 5 years.
You are fine.Safer than sorry.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is appropriate to get a tetanus shot if you have a deep cut and it has been more than 5 years since your last tetanus shot.

In brief: Yes

It is appropriate to get a tetanus shot if you have a deep cut and it has been more than 5 years since your last tetanus shot.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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