You can easily prevent tetanus by inoculation. This vaccine provides protection against three diseases: throat and respiratory infection (diphtheria), pertussis (pertussis) and tetanus.
The tetanus vaccine is usually combined with a diphtheria vaccine (Td) enhancer. In 2005, the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine was approved for adolescents and adults under the age of 65 to provide constant protection. Adults are recommended to receive a dose preferably every 10 years. If you travel abroad, especially to a developing country where tetanus is common, make sure your immunity is up to date. To stay up to date on all vaccinations, ask your doctor to check your vaccination status regularly. If you have not been vaccinated against tetanus as a child, talk to your doctor about how to get vaccinated.