• Diphtheria
  • Tetanus and Wound Management
  • Pertussis
  • Tetanus and Wound Management
  • Tetanus
  • Wound Management

When should tetanus immune globulin (TIG) be administered as part of wound management?

TIG is recommended for any wound other than a clean minor wound if the person’s vaccination history is either unknown, or the person has not had a full series of 3 doses of tetanus-containing vaccine. People with HIV infection or severe immunodeficiency who have contaminated wounds (including minor wounds) should also receive TIG, regardless of their history of tetanus immunizations. TIG should be given as soon as possible after the injury. The dose is 250 IU administered intramuscularly. See CDC’s web page for details: www.cdc.gov/tetanus/hcp/clinical-guidance/index.html.

Last reviewed: March 31, 2022

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