Read this on intellihealth:
"# Tetanus risks. All patients with second- and third-degree burns also need to have up-to-date tetanus shots. If you have not had a tetanus vaccine in the past five years, see a doctor today for a booster shot. If you have not completed the introductory tetanus series of three shots (usually given in infancy, but given to adults who were not vaccinated earlier), it is especially important to see a doctor, as you may need to receive an immunoglobulin shot to kill tetanus bacteria in the burn wound."
So I've been reading up on treating burns and keep seeing "check if you tetanus shot is up to date" and I'm wondering, what is the risk of tetanus with a burn such as this? It's not large, and it's been kept fairly clean, the blisters are intact so far. My dd is completely unvax'd and has eczema with sensitivity to milk and soy and allergic to penicillin (FWIW!)- so if my doctor suggests on tuesday that she needs a tetanus shot should I get one? Is there a "real" risk of tetanus, or is it with more severe/large/open burns? What are the risks of the shot for a girl her age in good health and no developmental delays, etc? Thanks for any help, I'm just a mess about this!