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Tetanus booster shot lockjaw vaccineTetanus or sometimes called, lockjaw, is a serious infection caused by a bacterial toxin which affects the brain and nervous system leading to stiffness in the muscles. Not only is it treatable by our medical providers, it is preventable with a tetanus shot stocked by Doctors Urgent Care. 

Symptoms of Tetanus 

  • Spasms and stiffness in jaw and/or body 
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Stiffness of abdominal and/or neck muscles

Other symptoms such as fever, elevated blood pressure and rapid heart rate may also be signs of tetanus. 

Our doctors recommend a tetanus booster shot if you haven't had the vaccine in the past 10 years or if you have a deep or contaminated wound. 

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