there are certain guidelines regarding the need of tetanus toxoid
after any injury
Recommendations for Management of Traumatic Wounds:
1. All wounds should be cleaned and debridement should be
undertaken if necessary.
2. A diligent effort should be made to obtain the patients’ history of
3. Tetanus toxoid should be administered if the history of the
last booster was greater than 10 years. If the history is not
available, Tt may be considered when convenient.
4. If the history demonstrates that the last immunization was over
10 years ago, then Tetanus Immune Globulin
(TIG)† should be
administered. The severity of the wound should not be a factor
in the administration of TIG.
for more information, here is the link...
So , much depends upon your immunization status...
hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul