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Table 1 The recommendations for tetanus post-exposure prophylaxis after injury published by the Dutch Health Council in 2003

From: The use of tetanus post-exposure prophylaxis guidelines by general practitioners and emergency departments in the Netherlands: a cross-sectional questionnaire study

Vaccination history Administration of TIG Vaccination with TT
Immuno-compromised Yes Three times
Never vaccinated Yes Three times
Incompletely vaccinated Yes Complete to three times
Fully vaccinated without documentation (men born before 1936 and women born before 1950) Yes One time
Fully vaccinated without documentation (men born in/after 1936 and women born in/after 1950) No One time
Fully vaccinated with booster ≥10 yrs ago. No One time
Fully vaccinated with booster <10 yrs ago. No No
  1. TIG is administered (only) once. (TIG = anti-tetanus immunoglobulin, TT = tetanus toxoid).
  2. Fully vaccinated patients completed the primary series of vaccinations (e.g., vaccinated with TT three times).