The bacteria that causes Tetanus is present in soil worldwide and disease occurs when the bacteria gets into a wound or even small cut. The disease leads to uncontrollable muscle spasms and possibly death. Travellers should ensure they have had a Tetanus vaccine within the last 10 years before they travel.

Age of UseDoses RequiredScheduleTime Before TravelBooster Required
10 years+1-Up to day before*10 years

*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover.

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