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After a dog bite, why are vaccines given in multiple injections rather than a single injection containing multiple vaccines?

When a dog bites a person, why is it necessary to take about 5 injections or needles? Why not just one big injection? Do they all have the same medicine? Or does each one have its own medicine? Is ...
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Does the amount of bleeding from a wound have any effect on the risk of Tetanus?

I have heard people say that if you get a puncture wound, you won't get tetanus if you can make it bleed. Example: see here, the third point under "But is a tetanus shot really necessary?" Tetanus ...
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Should one retake the tetanus vaccination?

I have heard from a doctor that one should take vaccination for tetanus every 10 years. On the other hand, I have also heard from a medical researcher that there are no known cases where one has got a ...
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Stray cat scratch - tetanus?

My mother was scratched by a stray cat that lives in our apartment basement two days ago (when she was going out for a walk). Long story short, after about thirty minutes of walking, she noticed the ...