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|Physicians are accustomed to administering TT (either as the TT product, or formulated with other toxoids as DT, Td, Tdap, or DTaP) after wounds because it quickly boosts the antibody response if, and only if, the individual has already received a primary course of 3 shots containing tetanus toxoid, 2 months apart.
The other possible reason that TT may be encouraged for an unvaccinated individual after a wound is this: the physician recognizes a "window of opportunity," during which a person who would otherwise never allow the vaccine can be persuaded to permit it.
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