Where Can I Get A Tetanus Shot In South Africa

What is a Tetanus Shot?

The tetanus vaccine, also known as tetanus toxoid, is a toxoid vaccine used to prevent tetanus. During childhood, five doses are recommended, with a sixth given during adolescence.

After three doses, almost everyone is initially immune, but additional doses every ten years are recommended to maintain immunity.

Where Can I Get A Tetanus Shot In South Africa?

How much is a tetanus shot in South Africa?


Chickenpox / VaricellaR632,50
RIG – Rabies ImmunoglobinR1 350,00
Shingles Zostavax (Live Vaccine) Shingles Shingrix (Killed Vaccine)R2 012,50 R6 862,60

Can a pharmacist give you a tetanus shot?

Where to get vaccinated for tetanus? Many pharmacies offer vaccination services. Ask your pharmacist whether these services are available at your pharmacy and if they can administer the vaccine on-site. Alternatively, you may consult a medical clinic or community healthcare center.

When do you need a tetanus shot in South Africa?

Primary vaccination against tetanus is given at 6 weeks, 10 weeks 14 weeks, and at 18 months of age, as part of the National Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI) in the South African childhood immunization schedule. A booster is given at 6 years and at 12 years of age.