IM Immunization schedule Unimmunised individuals ≥7 yr
Primary immunizing course: 2 doses or 0.5 mL each 4-8 wk apart followed by a 3rd dose, 6-12 mth after the 2nd dose. Neonatal tetanus prevention Previously unimmunized pregnant woman
2 doses before delivery (4-8 wk apart), preferably during the last 2 trimesters. Tetanus prophylaxis in wound management Individuals who have completed primary immunization against tetanus & who sustain wounds
Give booster dose if they have not received tetanus toxoid w/in the preceding 10 yr. Patients w/ tetanus prone wounds
A booster is appropriate if did not receive a tetanus toxoid-containing prep w/in the preceding 5 yr. If a booster dose is given sooner than 10 yr as part of wound management, the next routine booster should not be given for 10 yr thereafter.