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Should i get a booster shot if it's been 16 yrs since my tetanus shot?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Booster plus....

Adults 19-64 years of age should receive a single dose of "tdap" for booster immunization if their most recent tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine was 10 or more years earlier. The "tdap" vaccine protects you not only from tetanus, but also for pertussis since it also has a vaccine component called "diphtheria toxoids" that boosts immunity against this disease.

In brief: Booster plus....

Adults 19-64 years of age should receive a single dose of "tdap" for booster immunization if their most recent tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine was 10 or more years earlier. The "tdap" vaccine protects you not only from tetanus, but also for pertussis since it also has a vaccine component called "diphtheria toxoids" that boosts immunity against this disease.
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