incomplete tetanus

in·com·plete tet·a·nus

tetanus (2) in which each stimulus causes a contraction to be initiated when the muscle has only partly relaxed from the previous contraction.
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Pregnant women with unknown or incomplete tetanus vaccination histories should receive a series of 3 doses of tetanus and reduced diphtheria toxoids (Td) to protect against obstetric and neonatal tetanus (5).
An increase in neonatal tetanus was also reported in Benin City, Nigeria, between 1997 and 2001, one of the contributing factors being the absence, or incomplete tetanus toxoid vaccination, of mothers during pregnancy.