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Table 3 Reasons for not considering tetanus-diphtheria vaccination in wounded patients

From: Clinician awareness of tetanus-diphtheria vaccination in trauma patients: a questionnaire study

Why don’t your clinicians consider administering tetanus-diphtheria vaccine to wounded patients? Frequency of response (%)
They do not know the tetanus prophylaxis guidelines 0
They assume that the patient has tetanus immunity 20 (58.8)
Refusal by the patient 12 (35.3)
The ED does not provide tetanus vaccination 2 (5.9)
Why do you think patients refuse tetanus- diphtheria vaccination? Frequency of response (%)
Lack of understanding about tetanus 18 (34.0)
Price 35 (66.0)
  1. ED emergency department.