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booster shot

n.
An additional dose of an immunizing agent, such as a vaccine or toxoid, given at a time after the initial dose to sustain the immune response elicited by the previous dose of the same agent. Also called booster dose.

booster shot

Immunology A 2nd immunization dose, administered after an appropriate time interval, allowing the body to mount an immune response; when a person is exposed–eg, to 'dirty' wounds, or plans potential exposure–eg, travel to regions endemic for certain infectious agents, the BS provides a rapid anamnestic response that outpaces the development of disease–eg, tetanus
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It's particularly important to have a booster shot if you have a severe cut or puncture wound and haven't had a booster in the past 5 to 10 years.
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A booster shot is needed every ten years after that.
You should have a tetanus booster shot every 10 years.
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I am writing in frustration at not being able to get a tetanus booster shot in Bahrain.