Tetanus vaccine, also known as tetanus toxoid, is a toxoid vaccine used to prevent tetanus. During childhood, five doses are recommended, with a sixth given during adolescence. After three doses, almost everyone is initially immune, but additional doses every ten years are recommended to maintain immunity.
Age Criteria :
19 years and older.
Dose & Intervals :
1st dose and 2nd dose: 4 weeks interval.
3rd dose: 6 months after the 2nd dose.
4th and 5th dose: 1 year interval. (5 doses lifetime protection).
Revaccination: every 10 years.
Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine, including thimerosalis a contraindication to receipt of Tetanus Toxoid Adsorbed.
Adverse Effect :
Difficulty in breathing or swallowing, itching, especially of feet or hands, reddening of skin, especially around ears, swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose, unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe).