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Who is at highest risk for getting Tetanus?

Updated April 06, 2024


Individuals most at risk for developing tetanus include:   

  • Those injured with an item that may be contaminated with tetanus
  • Persons who undergo medical treatments in unsanitary conditions
  • Anyone who inject themselves with drugs, including diabetics
  • Intravenous (IV) drug users
  • Persons who are immunocompromised

IMPORTANT NOTE: NVIC encourages you to become fully informed about Tetanus and the Tetanus vaccine by reading all sections in the Table of Contents , which contain many links and resources such as the manufacturer product information inserts, and to speak with one or more trusted health care professionals before making a vaccination decision for yourself or your child. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice.


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