Does taking a tetanus vaccine is enough for puncture foot...

Question: 

Does taking a tetanus vaccine is enough for puncture foot that i got by steping in rusty nail and how many days will it take to heal the injury?

Answer: 

If you have a serious cut or wound, including punctures, bites, burns or scrapes, it is recommended that you see your health care provider immediately for treatment. Talk to your doctor, immunizing pharmacist or local health unit about getting a Td (tetanus and diphtheria) vaccine  as soon as possible if you have a dirty cut or wound like a rusty nail and 5 or more years have passed since your last Td vaccine. Every wound is different and everyone heals at different rates. Please speak to your health care provider to answer this question. 

If you have further questions about tetanus or immunizations, speak with your health care provider or call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse at HealthlinkBC.

ImmunizeBC Nurse

Date last updated: 
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020