If you require a tetanus vaccine in Israel, please contact our clinic via WhatsApp and we will be able to help you with scheduling a consultation with our doctor.
During the consultation the doctor will assess your situation and determine if a tetanus shot is necessary.
Remember that the need for a tetanus shot can depend on the circumstances that led to the injury or potential exposure to the tetanus bacteria.
In some cases, it may be administered as a preventive measure, especially if you have a wound that could become contaminated. It's essential to seek medical advice promptly if you suspect a tetanus risk.
The recommended schedule for the tetanus vaccine depends on your age and previous vaccination history. The tetanus vaccine is often combined with other vaccines, such as diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), in a combination vaccine called DTaP or Tdap. Here are the general guidelines for tetanus vaccination:
Infants and Children:
The DTaP vaccine is typically given in a series of five doses.
The first three doses are usually administered at 2, 4, and 6 months of age.
The fourth dose is given between 15 and 18 months of age.
The fifth dose is given between 4 and 6 years of age.
Adolescents and Adults:
After the childhood series is completed, a booster shot is recommended every 10 years.
The Tdap vaccine is often used as the booster for adolescents and adults, which includes protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
If you have a wound or injury that is at risk for tetanus and it has been more than 5 years since your last tetanus booster, you may need a tetanus shot.
If you have a serious injury and it has been more than 10 years since your last tetanus shot, you will likely need a tetanus booster.