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what side effects can be expected from tetanus shots?

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Asked by slurpyloo at 11:08 PM on Nov. 16, 2008 in Health

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  • stiffness!

    even though it'll probably hurt, keep the arm (or leg) moving!

    I went to sleep after it and my arm was basically frozen in place when I woke up!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • For children: a slight fever may occur, along with aches, fussiness, temporary loss of appetite, localized swelling around injection site, sleepiness.

    For adults: usually just local reactions; swelling, feeling stiff or generalized body aches, tiredness, sometimes headaches.

    Answer by jespeach at 2:11 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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