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What are my chances of getting tetanus after a cut on my foot?

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In brief: Small

Though the chances may be small the cut needs to be examined and your tetanus brought up to date.
The consequences if ignored are great.

In brief: Small

Though the chances may be small the cut needs to be examined and your tetanus brought up to date.
The consequences if ignored are great.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: DTaP vaccine

The significance of your question lies more on your immunity to tetanus.
Most children (and i would have hoped to say all if some parents do not refuse their children to be vaccinated) before entering kindergarten are immune. Every person needs a booster dose every 10 years. If the cut is from a deeply punctured wound caused by a dirty, contaminated sharp object, 5 years is the cutoff.

In brief: DTaP vaccine

The significance of your question lies more on your immunity to tetanus.
Most children (and i would have hoped to say all if some parents do not refuse their children to be vaccinated) before entering kindergarten are immune. Every person needs a booster dose every 10 years. If the cut is from a deeply punctured wound caused by a dirty, contaminated sharp object, 5 years is the cutoff.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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