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Just bit by a wild kitten, about 5 weeks old. Bit finger.

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Hello.
Just bit by a wild kitten, about 5 weeks old.
Bit finger. Deep. Lots of bleeding/squirting.
Let it bleed and squeezed out as much as I could till dry.
Currently on Clindamycin for gum infection.
Should I go to ER for tetanus shot? (last tetanus about 5 years ago)
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Booster shots are usually advised every 10 years.

Taking it more frequently is not harmful.

In case of contaminated or puncture wound, it is better to take booster after 5 years.

I would advise to get one.

I hope this information helps.
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