Tetanus Booster Immunization Vaccine

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What is tetanus?

Tetanus is a bacterial infection that causes painful muscle contractions in the neck, jaw, and abdomen. It is also called “lockjaw” because it may cause muscles in the neck and jaw to lock up, making it difficult to open the mouth and swallow.
Other symptoms may include breathing problems, muscle spasms, and seizures. Once infected, it can take several weeks for symptoms to start appearing, and it can take months to fully recover.

What is a tetanus shot?

Tetanus vaccine is one of the many routine immunizations infants and toddlers receive in the first months of life. Immunity to tetanus decreases over time, which is why children and adults should get booster vaccines to remain protected. If you have not had a booster shot in 10 years or more, you should receive a tetanus shot.

About our primary care services

With Nao Medical's primary care, you can either walk in or make an appointment ahead of time. You can visit our urgent care or walk-in medical clinics near you during operating hours. We're open seven days a week and closed only if NYS declares an emergency.

Before booking your appointment please note:

Ensure that your insurance benefits include urgent care or contact us to confirm if your individual/group insurance plan is eligible for use. Please dial 911 immediately if your medical problem appears to be life-threatening.
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How quickly does tetanus set in?

Tetanus, from exposure to illness, often sets in between 3 to 21 days, depending on the wound.

How common is tetanus?

Tetanus is not that common in the US. Each year, an average of only 30 tetanus cases are reported.

Does all rust have tetanus?

Rust doesn’t have and doesn’t cause tetanus but tetanus-causing bacteria on any surface can if it enters through a wound, burn, or blister.

Can you still get tetanus even if vaccinated?

You can still get tetanus even if vaccinated but the risk is lower. However, the risk of reinfection is high so it’s highly recommended to get a booster shot every ten years.

Who is at risk for tetanus?

Those who are at high risk for tetanus complications are people aged 65 years and older. People with diabetes are also at risk for tetanus.

Does my insurance cover my primary care appointment?

At Nao Medical, we accept most major insurance plans, but in order to know if your plan covers the test, we would need to run your insurance and this can only be done at the beginning of your visit. If you would like to know ahead of time, please call the number on the back of your insurance card so a representative may let you know which coronavirus test is covered by your insurance plan.

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At home, at work, or wherever you are, Nao Medical will provide you with the care you need at no additional cost. We provide access to personalized medical care to help with your healthcare needs.

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We offer top-tier virtual care that works with your busy schedule. Our virtual care is made to get you quickly connected with a medical provider who will provide you with comprehensive care.

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