Er visit and needed stitches

I had to go to the ER for stitches and I wanted to know that they were wonderful. The nurses and doctors all knew what Embrel was did not have to explain anything about it. They took me back immediately since I was considered a high priority because of my immune being compromised. Go stitched up, cat got spooked and landed on my head and scratched my face up doing down, IV antibiotic and going to see my doctor all Monday for him to look at me.

What I wanted to know is I am ok with my tetnus shot now but how is one suppose to get one if it is a live vaccine. Is there a non live version. And if not, how many days does or weeks does one need to be off biologics to get the booster?

I don't know the answer to your questions, but I do want to say that sounds like a nasty injury! I'm glad that you went to the ER and got good treatment.

Good luck with the treatment. Sending healing thoughts, Rebel!

I didn't think tetanus was live. My rheumatologict actually insisted on a tetanus vaccine and Hep A prior to travel to China. You should definitely check with yours. A quick phone call will clear it up. And also, ouch!