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Hello,My son is 3 years 6 months. He cut his finger badly

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Hello, My son is 3 years 6 months. He cut his finger badly today and has a deep wound. I took him to A&E where he had his cut cleaned and had a bandage put around it. They asked me about his tetanus immunisation, I thought he had them all done. However when I got home I checked his red book and he hasn't had his booster jab done at 3 years 4 months yet. He had all other immunisations done before that. How important is it for him to get the booster of Tetanus done as soon as possible after the cut? Or is he still protected since his third tetanus booster at 16 weeks? Could you tell me please what I should do? Thanks

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since his cut finger was cleaned, the risk of acquiring tetanus is very low

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Moreover at the completion of the three primary doses itself, the protection rate will be 99%.

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So I would say he is protected 99% due to the vaccines given and 100% since his cut finger was cleaned in the hospital

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Moreover not all cut injuries lead to tetanus even in unprotected individuals

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