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3a.12 How long does the tetanus vaccine last?




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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.12 How long does the tetanus vaccine last?

Generally ten years. In the case of a really dirty wound, a booster is
recommended if the person hasn't been vaccinated for tetanus within
the last five years.

 

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