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

Page last updated 28 April 2020

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

6. Mayo Clinic. Tetanus. Available at: (Accessed 19 March 2020).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0137(1)a - Date of preparation April 2020