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  1. Cleanclover profile image46
    Cleancloverposted 7 years ago

    Can a pin prick cause tetanus? I last took tetanus shot 5 years ago.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    It might.
    And it depends on what kind of tetanus shot you got.
    You need to keep an eye out for signs of infection-- AND ask your questions of a medical professional.

  3. Polly C profile image91
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    I think you only need to have a tetanus injection once every ten years - that's what they (doctors) used to recommend. But now the advise has changed to 5 shots in a lifetime.

    Though you should perhaps still check it out yourself.

  4. alternate poet profile image65
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    Tetanus is nromally associated with damage from objects that have been in, or on, the ground.  It is unlikely that a pin prick from a pin in your house will carry it.

    As a side note of interest - I had tetanus when I was four years old and was one of the first to survive it thanks to new ways of revival after the heart stops.  At that time I was headlines famous in my local paper for a week or more.

  5. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    The tetanus shot lasts 10 years so you are good to go.