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3a.11 How effective is the tetanus vaccine?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3a.11 How effective is the tetanus vaccine?

According to Taking Care of Your Child, "Tetanus is one of our best
immunizations.... Of all the vaccines available, tetanus comes closest
to 100 percent effectiveness after the initial series of shots."

 

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