Should I get another tetanus shot?
I had a tetanus shot about 3 years ago, but today I was pricked by a metal ruler, and can tell it penetrated my skin. It’s not rusted, but is old.
- RoddyLv 72 months ago
The tetanus bacteria live in soil and cannot exist for very long out of it. So only if thre metal ruler had been in soil would it have a possibility of carrying tetanus.
- pattyLv 62 months ago
u get a tetanus every five years. not sure how often now. the shot should protect u
- Serene ELv 72 months ago
No, they last 10 years.
- Andy CLv 72 months ago
The TDAP shot should last approximately ten years.
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- Kid MohawkLv 52 months ago
You should really only need a shot every decade or so. Unless the ruler cut in deep enough to cause excessive blood loss or a need for stitches, you should be ok. But call up your gp and verify with them just in case.