I've been out of town this past week visiting a good friend of mine. This morning as I was eating breakfast, his cat came up to me, and out of nowhere, bit my leg. It was a small puncture wound, but left a visible mark. I'm worried about possibly getting tetanus. I had my last tetanus shot 7 years ago. Do I need a booster? I'm a 32 year old female.
In general, in cases such as yours, if you have not had a tetanus in the last five years, then, usually is recommended that you have a tetanus booster.
- Dr. Parks
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