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The new Immunisation Schedule recommends that 10-yearly tetanus
boosters are no longer required up until the age of 50, provided
that the primary series of 3 vaccinations plus 2 boosters have been
The recommendations for the management of tetanus-prone wounds
remain the same.
Types of wounds likely to favour the growth of tetanus organisms
Wounds must be cleaned, disinfected and treated surgically if
A combination vaccine should be used
in order to boost community protection against
Please note that CDT and Tetanus
Toxoid vaccine are no longer available.
Can use a diphtheria/ tetanus toxoid vaccine (ADT® )
if pertussis vaccination is contraindicated.