I got poked by an exacto knife today on my elbow and it feels like it hit the bone. do i need a tetanus shot?

I got poked by an exacto knife today on my elbow and it feels like it hit the bone. It really hurt when it happened and still does. do i need a tetanus shot? and does it hurt to get that shot?

Thank you.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It is probablt a good idea if you haven't had one in the last couple of years. After all, its a lot better than getting a case of lockjaw.

    Source(s): personal experience
  • 1 decade ago

    It would be a good idea to get one if you haven't had it within the last 5 years.

    Source(s): Paramedic
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