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Received two tetanus shots within 24 hours. Safe?

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I inadvertently received TWO tetanus shots within 24 this a problem??

The reason for getting a tetanus shot was because I was bitten by a dog. The dog did not have rabies but I was advised to get a tetanus shot.
Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 5 minutes later
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Thank you for the question.

I can understand your concern.

No is the simple answer, do not be worried, it is alright if you got two shots of tetanus vaccine. Nothing will happen.

But be sure to check on the dog to see how it is doing.

If the dog starts acting strange then revert back to your doctor for anti rabies vaccination.

Hope this answers your question. Please write back if you have anything further to discuss.

Wishing you good health.

Warm regards.
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Follow-up: Received two tetanus shots within 24 hours. Safe? 58 minutes later
Thank you. You answered my question and made me happy.

I was assured by the Animal Shelter that the dog DID have its rabies shots. So I am good. Thank you again. I feel so relieved.
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 9 minutes later
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Happy to be of help.

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Thank you for writing back to tell me that you are happy.

I am happy to be of help.

All the best and take care.

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