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Tetanus Vaccination

Synonyms

Tetanus immunization

Definition

Tetanus vaccination, which was introduced in 1927, can be administered from three months of age. For active inoculation leading to basic immunization, 2 vaccines (or 3 in the case of concomitant pertussis vaccination) with inactivated toxins are necessary at intervals of at least four weeks, plus a further vaccination after 4-12 months. In general, the first booster is given at the age of 5-6 years. Further boosters should follow over the whole lifetime at intervals of 10 years. The