FAQs ABOUT TETANUS TOXOID
What TETANUS TOXOID does to our body?
TETANUS TOXOID offers immunity against tetanus by causing a mild infection. It stimulates our body to produce protective antibodies against the bacteria that causes tetanus.
Is TETANUS TOXOID a live vaccine?
No. TETANUS TOXOID is not a live vaccine. It contains inactivated bacteria that causes tetanus infection.
Do I need to take TETANUS TOXOID even after small cuts or injuries?
Generally, it is not necessary to take TETANUS TOXOID after small cuts or injuries. However, if your injury is slightly deeper or if your skin is broken, vaccination is highly recommended. You must also receive TETANUS TOXOID if you did not receive any vaccination for tetanus over the past 10 years.
How many times should I take TETANUS TOXOID during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, at least two doses of tetanus vaccine is recommended by the physician. You doctor might recommend the initial dose of vaccine during the 5th month of pregnancy and the subsequent doses in the subsequent months. Generally, vaccine that contains a combination of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis is highly recommended by the physician over the plain tetanus vaccine to ensure broad spectrum protection against infections during pregnancy.
How early we need to get vaccinated with TETANUS TOXOID after an injury?
TETANUS TOXOID should be taken as soon as possible after an injury or an accident. Consult your doctor for vaccination immediately if your injury is deeper or severe.
What is TETANUS TOXOID used for?
TETANUS TOXOID is used to prevent tetanus infection in infants, children and in the adults. It contains inactivated bacteria that causes tetanus infection, which stimulates our body to produce protective antibodies against them.
How soon can we take TETANUS TOXOID?
TETANUS TOXOID is generally recommended as early as between 4-12 weeks of birth during infancy. It can also be taken as a booster dose for once in every 10 years among any age groups or can be given to patients who have been exposed to any form of a recent injury, irrespective of their vaccination status, as a preventive measure.
What kind of side effects are expected from TETANUS TOXOID?
TETANUS TOXOID is generally safe and does not cause any side effects. It may cause few minor side effects like pain and redness at injection site or mild fever. These side effects are usually temporary and disappears within a few days. However, consult your doctor if they worsen.
Who should get TETANUS TOXOID?
TETANUS TOXOID can be given to everyone, including neonates and infants aged 2 weeks or above. Booster doses of TETANUS TOXOID are recommended for all age groups for at least once in every 10 years. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts regarding the vaccination.
Can TETANUS TOXOID cure tetanus infection?
No. TETANUS TOXOID cannot cure an active tetanus infection that has been already developed in the body. It can only be used to protect you from getting infected before exposing yourself to the susceptible bacteria. Therefore, kindly consult your doctor before receiving TETANUS TOXOID.
Can TETANUS TOXOID and rabies vaccine be mixed and taken together?
Yes. TETANUS TOXOID and rabies vaccine can be mixed and administered together. Tetanus vaccine can often be seen as a conjugate in many vaccines (flu vaccine, typhoid vaccine) for its improved effects. It should be administered only by a doctor or a nurse. Your doctor will mix TETANUS TOXOID with other vaccines right before administration if necessary.
Can TETANUS TOXOID be taken on the arm?
TETANUS TOXOID is an intramuscular injection usually administered in the regions which are rich in muscles (such as upper arm, thighs, or buttocks). Consult your doctor if you wish to take TETANUS TOXOID in your arms.
Why TETANUS TOXOID causes mild fever?
TETANUS TOXOID offers immunity against tetanus by causing a mild infection. It contains inactivated bacteria which stimulates our body to release protective antibodies against them. This could cause signs of infection such as mild fever or body pains. These side effects are usually mild and disappears within a few days. However, consult your doctor if they worsen.
Is TETANUS TOXOID safe?
Yes. Research have shown that TETANUS TOXOID is one of the safest vaccines. It has been approved for use by various medical organizations with a view of preventing a serious life-threatening infection called tetanus. It is also well tolerated with lesser side effects.