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I had a wooden splinter on my left ankle, I was sitting at a wooden deck next to a ferry stop place, then when I want to get up my left ankle scraped on the wooden deck and a wood splinter got in my ankle. It didn't went in vertically but went in horizontally across the skin. Here's a pic of the wound after I manage to take the bigger piece out : http://a64.[image removed]/14dmzc3.jpg
It only bleed a little after I took the big piece out, and as you can see there's still smaller pieces left in there so I went to a doctor, the doctor manage to take all the pieces out with local anesthetic. The doctor open up the wound and there was some bleeding happening, the wound it's now covered with a gauze. I asked the doctor whether there is any risk of tetanus, as I haven't had a tetanus shot in more than 10 years (in fact I don't think I've ever had one?), as I don't like the idea of having vaccination and their possible side effects. The doctor said it should be fine without one as it's not a deep


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replied January 25th, 2017
General Q and A Answer A60148
The need for a tetanus vaccine - booster dose is once in 10 years . so if you have not had a booster dose in the last 10 years, then you can go ahead and have a booster dose of the tetanus toxoid.


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