mamasmall
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My 4 yr old stepped on a nail. Should I have him get a tetanus shot? He is current with his immunizations.

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Wayne Yankus
Oct 23, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Contact your physician.  If he is truly up to date with his tetanus, he will not need a booster. Ask your pediatrician.  Most states will honor a DPT or dtap given after the fourth birthday as a kindergarten booster and may not need to be repeated for school.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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