Q. Will tetanus vaccine act against Coronavirus?

Answered by
Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 28, 2020

Hello doctor,

Is there possible of tetanus vaccination as a prevention of Covid-19? I know that tetanus is caused by bactrim but Covid-19 is caused by Coronavirus.



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You must not use tetanus for Covid 19 (Coronavirus) prevention. However, you can wash your hand after touching anything which might be infected. It is advisable to stay inside the home or keep yourself isolate at least for three weeks.

The vaccine is always prepared from the disease bacteria with carefully removing the virulence factor (toxin) removing that normally helps to get from that particular bacteria or virus which was used.

Our researchers are trying their best to find out the possible treatment and vaccination for current illness (Covid-19), until then please keep yourself isolate and stay away from the crowd and wash your hand appropriately, avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth without washing at least one minute with running tap water (use soap for better result).

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