Tetanus - Minnesota Dept. of Health


Tetanus, commonly called lockjaw, is a bacterial disease that affects the nervous system. As a result of widespread immunization, tetanus is now a rare disease. The tetanus vaccine is the best protection against the disease.

  • Tetanus Basics
    General information about tetanus, including symptoms, complications, vaccines, tests, and treatment.

  • Tetanus Information for Health Professionals
    Information on tetanus for health professionals, including clinical features and epidemiology, how to report cases, vaccine information, and official recommendations.

  • Tetanus Statistics
    Incidence of tetanus disease in Minnesota.
Updated Wednesday, 14-Sep-2022 17:28:53 CDT