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About tetanus vaccine

My left hand backside there I had been injured by one old iron rod there were corrosion over it surface,but I did not take tetanus vaccine is there any problem.The incident happened on 13/03/2016.Pls suggest me...
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Hello,you should take vaccine especially injury with the corrosive iron rod ,one will get regular tetanus vaccines in his childhood but after 15 years one booster dose is required every 1 year , usually people don't get booster doses ,thats why doctor suggest get a shot of TT soon after injury ,its given in all cases , incubation period of tetetnus is 3- 14 days ,go and get one.
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