Can I be immune to tetanus?

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You can be immune to tetanus if you are properly vaccinated. A universal active immunization protects you for at least 10 years. After that first immunization, booster shots are given to maintain high levels of immunity to the tetanus infection. If you are pregnant and have not been immunized, you should receive a tetanus immunization to protect the developing fetus.

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