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what are the tetanus booster guidelines

Tetanus, sometimes called “lockjaw,” causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness. Tetanus kills about 1 out of 5 people who are infected.

Two vaccines are available to protect people age 7 and older from tetanus:

  • The Td vaccine protects against tetanus and diphtheria. Adults should get a Td booster dose every 10 years.
  • The Tdap vaccine protects against pertussis as well as tetanus and diphtheria. Children should get a Tdap booster vaccine at 11 or 12 years of age. Adults should get a one-time shot of the Tdap vaccine in place of one Td shot.

Learn more about tetanus vaccines.

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who should get "shingles" vaccination

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you’ve ever had chickenpox, then you have the virus in your body. You might not have problems until you are older and the virus reappears as shingles. 

There is a shingles vaccine that is recommended for people who are age 60 and over. The vaccine won’t cure shingles, but it can prevent or lessen the symptoms. Learn more about the shingles vaccine.