Adults don't need tetanus shot every decade: Study

  • metta

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    Mar 26, 2016 6:20 AM GMT
    Adults don't need tetanus shot every decade: Study
  • JackNNJ

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    Mar 29, 2016 1:49 AM GMT
    Fuck this. Chopped up my hand last May, overdue tetanus by about 2 years. Tetanus is easily preventable, but you DON'T WANT TO DIE OF IT.



    Said to the doc PUT DAT SHIZNAT IN ME
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    Mar 29, 2016 5:17 AM GMT
    Tetanus and diphtheria are exceedingly rare in the US, but pertussis is relatively common among adults, even tho underdiagnosed. For several years it has been recommended that a booster consist of Tdap [tetanus/adult diphtheria/acellular pertussis vaccine] ] and NOT Td [tetanus/adult diphtheria vaccine]. See for details. Healthcare providers should not be using Td any longer, just Tdap for booster immunizations every 10 years [or less for certain types of tetanus-prone wounds].
  • musclmed

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    Apr 04, 2016 3:39 AM GMT
    A dirty cut may require one. It all depends on the story.

    However a tetanus shot or "jab", doesn't protect against other infections.

    If you have had 3 or more tetanus injections its needed less. However we often link the Pertussis vaccine with it. There is still a Whooping cough outbreak. So its still a good idea to keep updated especially if traveling.