Tetanus and Diphtheria

I recommend a booster inoculation every 10 years.

Tetanus …

... is a dangerous disease. Through the penetration of bacteria into, for example, a wound, the muscles will be paralyzed until respiratory paralysis results in the patient’s death. The vaccination has no side effects; therefore it should definitely be carried out.

The vaccination should always be administrated after a severe injury, if the last booster inoculation is more than five years ago. If the last vaccination is more than 10 years ago it might be necessary to have an active and passive vaccination carried out.

Diphtheria …

... is a severe bacterial disease, which became nearly unknown in Germany since everyone was vaccinated against it. Unfortunately travelers or people from other countries such as migrants from less developed countries have brought the disease back into Germany. That’s why you definitely need to repeat the vaccination.

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