British Columbia Specific Information
Tetanus is a disease caused by a bacterial infection. If you have a serious cut or wound, including punctures, bites, burns or scrapes, it is recommended that you see your health care provider immediately for treatment. This is especially important if the wound is dirty.
For further information on tetanus immunization and tetanus immune globulin, refer to:
- BCCDC: Tetanus
- BCCDC: Vaccines in BC
- HealthLinkBC File #18a Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) Vaccine
- HealthLinkBC File #18c Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine
- HealthLinkBC File #18d Tetanus Immune Globulin
If you have questions about tetanus or immunizations, speak with your health care provider or call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse. Our nurses are available anytime, every day of the year, and our pharmacists are available every night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Adaptation Date: 1/19/2023
Adapted By: HealthLink BC
Adaptation Reviewed By: HealthLink BC