symptoms: lockjaw, stiffness in the
neck and abdomen, and difficulty swallowing
symptoms: severe muscle spasms, generalized tonic seizure-like activity, severe autonomic nervous system disorders
toxoid (contained in Tdap, DTP, DT, DTaP, and Td vaccines)
can prevent this disease.
Everyone needs protection from tetanus. If you have not had a booster shot in 10 years or more, you should receive a tetanus shot. If you never had the initial childhood tetanus vaccines, you should receive a series of three tetanus shots.