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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    The Tetanus Toxoid (TT) vaccine is given during your pregnancy to prevent the risk of tetanus to you as well as your unborn baby . Tetanus is a life-threatening bacterial disease that is caused by the toxin of a bacterium called Clostridium tetani. Tetanus affects a person's nervous system and can be fatal if left untreated. It is preventable through immunization. Antibodies formed in your body, after the vaccination, are passed on to your baby and protect her/him as well for a few months after birth. 

    In your first pregnancy, your doctor will recommend at least two doses of the TT vaccine. The second dose is given at least four weeks after the first. If your second pregnancy  is within two years of your first, your doctor will check your vaccination history. If you received both TT vaccines in your previous pregnancy, he/she will recommend only a booster dose. 

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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