TETANUS IMMUNIZATION

Usual vaccination schedule

Full course - 2, 4, 6 m.o.

Booster - 18 m.o., 5 y.o., 15 y.o., 25 y.o., 35 y.o., 50 y.o.

N.B. immunity not conferred by previous contraction of tetanus infection

Tetanus passive immunization (e.g. DTP, CDT, ADT, Tet tox)

Indications (N.B. safe in pregnancy except CDT)

Administration (update diptheria booster simultaneously if possible)

0.5 ml by deep IM (anterolateral thigh or deltoid)

Side effects (more marked with CDT)

Tetanus active immunization (Tetanus immunoglobilin - TIG)

Indications

Administration

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Tetanus-prone wound