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Hi, I scraped my leg on a rusty nail on a fence today and

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Hi, I scraped my leg on a rusty nail on a fence today and had my normal tetanus booster a little over 4 years ago. It's a scrape that bled and not a puncture would. I cleaned it out really well and have also used an antiseptic on it. Do you think I need to get another tetanus shot? Thanks.

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You should keep the wound clean and apply the antiseptic .

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No , you do not need a booster shot as the booster is needed every 5 years so as it is just above 4 years in your case you are well protected .

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