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A 43-year-old construction worker presents to the emergency department two hours after sustaining a deep laceration to his left forearm by a piece of soiled and rusted sheet metal. His vital signs are stable, there is no active bleeding, his pain is well controlled, and a hand surgeon has been notified about damage to his forearm tendons. He does not recall receiving any vaccinations in the last 30 years and does not know if he was vaccinated as a child. What is the appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis?
IV metronidazole only
Tetanus vaccine booster only
Tetanus immunglobulin only
Tetanus vaccine + immunoglobulin
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