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Doctor denied me a tetanus shot since my last one was only nine years ago.

My last tetanus (Td) shot was in 2007 (9 years ago).   I asked my doctor if I can have my booster shot now before I lose my health insurance in a few weeks.  He told me that since I wasn't due for a booster until next year that I would have to wait (and therefore pay for it out of pocket).

Is there really a danger in getting a booster a few months early, or is he just being a jerk?
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Ahhh . . . my riddle has been solved:   My clinic only carries tetanus vaccines that are combined with pertussis vaccines, and because I have MS my doctor recommends that I avoid the pertussis component.   He will not have Td available until early next year.  
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