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I stepped on a rusty nail, do I need a tetanus shot?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

Anyone who has a wound that could be infected with tetanus bacteria should seek medical advice regarding whether they need a tetanus booster if they have not had one in the past 5 years.

Sources & Citations

  1. Mayo Clinic, Tetanus. Available at: (accessed 22 June 2018)

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0137a - Date of preparation May 2018