I had a tetanus shot last year around June. I had another minor mishap on the road with a small injury (cleaned with antiseptic). Do I need another tetanus shot now?
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The last year's dose is not going to give you any protection now.
If any one of the following has happened during the injury, you will need tetanus followup:
I advise you to take the tetanus injection (tetanus toxoid vaccine) as soon as possible.
Even though the application of antiseptic negates the chances of acquiring an infection to a large extent, it is better to have the shot for safety purpose.
You should ideally take tetanus injection within 24 hours, as it will not have any protective effect when taken beyond that period.
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