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Prevention

Baby getting vaccinatedBeing fully immunized is the best tool to prevent tetanus. Tetanus vaccines are recommended for people of all ages, with booster shots throughout life. Learn who needs to be vaccinated and when.

Immediate and proper wound care can also help prevent infection. If you get a tetanus infection, you can still get it again someday if you're not protected by timely vaccination.

Tetanus Prevention After A Natural Disaster

In most settings, a disaster does not increase the risk for tetanus. However, the risk of tetanus among disaster survivors and emergency responders can best be minimized by following standard immunization recommendations and providing proper wound care. Learn more about tetanus prevention after a disaster.

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