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Abstracts for Considerations in the Management of Trauma, Free Paper Session 2, Wednesday 16 September 15.45–16.30, Pippard Lecture Theatre
Audit of tetanus immunisation in 17–21-year-olds: are they covered?
  1. P. Cull,
  2. D. Williams
  1. Royal Derby Hospital

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    Introduction

    Tetanus is a serious and potentially fatal condition. However, it is preventable through adequate immunisation and wound management. Herd immunity has no bearing on the disease, so all are at risk. In 1961, routine childhood tetanus immunisation was introduced in England and Wales. Current Department of Health guidance is for all to have five immunisations—three as infants, one preschool and …

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