What kind of tetanus shot should I get if I had one as a child?


Since you have already received the primary tetanus series, you may need only a booster. Although you are unlikely to get tetanus, your immunity may wane somewhat after 10 to 20 years. So, if it has been more than 10 years since your last booster shot, it's probably time for another one.

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