Tetanus and Rabies Prophylaxis

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Tetanus Prophylaxis Guidelines

For patients with:

  • Known tetanus booster >5 years but <10 years
    and/or
  • Never completed full tetanus vaccine series
    • Give tetanus toxoid booster only

For patients with:

  • Wounds prone to contamination with clostridium spp (farming accidents, frank or fecal contamination)
    and/or
  • >10 years since last known tetanus booster or unknown vaccination history
    and/or
  • Patients with compromised immune system
    • Give tetanus toxoid booster plus human immune globulin

 

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