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Old 09-26-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Tetanus

Do you usualy get the tetanus shot with some different shots, or do you usualy get them seperately

 
Old 09-28-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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Re: Tetanus

Depends on your age. I got one in 2005 after a car accident.

 
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Re: Tetanus

For adults, the typical tetanus shot is a combination Tetanus/Diptheria shot (Td). The new tetanus shot for adolescents and adults needing a booster is a combination Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) shot due to the resurgence of Pertussis because the protection from the childhood DTaP given around 7 years of age wanes after several years. The new shot is given when a booster is needed and then you go back to getting the Tetanus/Diptheria (Td) shot from then on, once every ten years. (For children, the DTaP shot is often scheduled along with other shots/boosters such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Measles, Meningitis or Flu and the HPV shot for females.)

 
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