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43 year old male - current on shots, just stuck with rusty

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43 year old male - current on shots, just stuck with rusty nail about an inch in side of calf skin only not muscle. Does he need a tetnus shot?

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I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and i will do my best to help you today.

If he did not have a tetanus shot in 10 years, then yes he need to be vaccinated. If he has already received the shot in 10 years --- no need to repeat.

In some cases, even if a person is completely vaccinated, he still requires vaccination (immunoglobulins) if the wound is tetanus prone (but the one you have mentioned is very superficial and not a high risk wound for tetanus).

This is in accordance with the CDC (centers for disease control and prevention USA) guidelines.

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