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My apartment building has a metal front door. I was wearing

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My apartment building has a metal front door. I was wearing sandals and stubbed my toe on the corner of the door, which resulted in a cut/bleeding. There is no visible dirt in the area and I cleaned the cut with chlorhexidine. I am up to date on my tetanus shots as I work in a hospital. My last booster was in October 2014. Do I need to worry about tetanus or get a booster shot, or should my most recent booster protect me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


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Yes, you need to get a Tetanus booster irrespective of your last dose after a wound/cut. No harm.

I don't see any risk as you have cleaned well with chlorohexidine, but on a safer side.

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