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Tetanus shot after scraping against a nail - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   yes please continue
User :   my son just scraped his knee on a nail and i was wondering if he needed a tetanus shot
User :   or if i should worry
Doctor :   wen was it ?
User :   about 15 minutes ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old is he?
User :   hes 3
Doctor :   id it deep/ bleeding?
User :   it was bleeding but not badly
Doctor :   ok
User :   i cleaned it and put a band aid on it
Doctor :   i suggest you take the tetanus shotr
Doctor :   to be on the safer side
Doctor :   has he taken tt in previuos 6 months
User :   no the lat one was when he was one
User :   they said he doesnt need one til hes 5
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if he has taken the dose at one as per the schedule
Doctor :   he does not need another shot until 5

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