TETANUS VACCINE

The tetanus vaccine protects against a tetanus also known as a tetanus.

It is recommended, that adults have received a booster vaccine each ten years.

The standard care in many hospitals should give a booster to any patient with a wound of a puncture which is doubtful from this when it or it was last inoculated or if for the patient was less than 3 lifelong doses of a vaccine. The booster cannot prevent potentially fatal case of a tetanus from a current wound, as can take about two weeks for tetanus antibodies to be generated.

In children seven are younger, a tetanus vaccine often control as an incorporated vaccine, TDap or DTaP which also switches on vaccines against a diphtheria and pertussis.

For adults and children is higher seven, vaccine Td (a tetanus and a diphtheria) is usually used.

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