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My mother made me get a tetanus shot, and the whole incident was all but the end of my fishing career.
Oregon requires students receive vaccines that fight off diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis.
Got typhoid and tetanus boosters in afternoon and have felt rotten ever since.
More than 80 percent are up to date on Haemophilus influenzae; diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; and pneumococcal vaccines.
In 2000, just 1 percent of the population of those countries received the pentavalent vaccine (covering diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and hib); by 2016, that number was 76 percent.
Plasma is used to make drugs such as factor VIII, which helps haemophiliacs’ blood to clot, and vaccines for rabies, tetanus and Rhesus disease.
The track clinic in Laurel is stocked with aspirin, ice packs, orthopedic boots and tetanus shots for those bitten by an animal.
For example, it’s recommended that adults receive a Td booster shot every 10 years to protect against tetanus and diphtheria.
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Definition of tetanus for English Language Learners
medical : a dangerous disease that is caused by bacteria that usually enter the body through a cut or wound
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