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Should I get Tetanus Vaccine

Posted by
Angie Bonavita on April 18, 2003 at 12:52:23:

Do I need a Tetanus shot if I started antibiotics (Amoxicillin and Clavunate Potassium) and cleaned the wounds from a dog bite 3 hours after the incident occurred? I recieved six stitches for a small wound and two for another puncture. I am a very healthy 38 year old and have not recieved a tetanus shot for 11 yrs.



Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine

Posted by
Cheezi on April 18, 2003 at 21:38:34:

In Reply to: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine posted by Angie Bonavita on April 18, 2003 at 12:52:23:

Yep. As I understand it, if you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 7yrs, you need a booster.

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Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 19, 2003 at 07:10:03:

In Reply to: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine posted by Angie Bonavita on April 18, 2003 at 12:52:23:

Hi, Angie.

Listen to Cheezi.

Considering the inconsequential cost of a tetanus booster and the very consequential possibilities of not keeping up your protection, if it were me, I would get it.

Walt

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Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine

Posted by waitaminute on April 20, 2003 at 16:33:30:

In Reply to: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine posted by Angie Bonavita on April 18, 2003 at 12:52:23:

Perhaps you should look at this link first before you do so.

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Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine

Posted by R. on April 21, 2003 at 00:35:22:

In Reply to: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine posted by Angie Bonavita on April 18, 2003 at 12:52:23:

Check out http://www.whale.to/vaccines/tetanus.html first. I liked one quote from its Quotes section (on the top of the page): "How can the Tetanus vaccine induce immunity, when contracting the disease naturally does not give immunity?". Or another one: "...The official statistics of the various countries show us that the vaccine does not protect us. The Robert Koch Institute in Germany admits that 2/3 people who contract tetanus have been fully vaccinated. The rate in Switzerland was 50% fully vaccinated and still contracted the disease."

Perhaps, Walt could comment on that one? Or our resident supplement seller Cheezi?

Oh, I just love to question the "experts" and see their lame excuses. LOL



Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine (Archive in immunization.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 22, 2003 at 07:07:32:

In Reply to: Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine posted by R. on April 21, 2003 at 00:35:22:

Thanks, R.

While I agree that vaccination effectiveness has been vastly oversold, like all of allopathy, it IS more effective than no vaccination at all.

Perhaps the reason that people who actually GET tetanus do now show immunity later is because the vast majority die? The only reason to persist in tetanus vaccination, in my opinion, is for the ones who are saved by having at least some artificial immunity.

Do you know the actual world wide atatistics of the total number of people who died of tetanus/population 100 years ago and now?

Walt



Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine (Archive in immunization.)

Posted by R. on April 22, 2003 at 14:59:16:

In Reply to: Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine (Archive in immunization.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 22, 2003 at 07:07:32:

Do you know the actual world wide atatistics of the total number of people who died of tetanus/population 100 years ago and now?

No, I don't.

The only reason to persist in tetanus vaccination, in my opinion, is for the ones who are saved by having at least some artificial immunity.

Has this vaccine been proven to be effective or just assumed to be so? Have you seen the proof?



Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine (Archive in immunization.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 23, 2003 at 15:01:33:

In Reply to: Re: Should I get Tetanus Vaccine (Archive in immunization.) posted by R. on April 22, 2003 at 14:59:16:

Thanks, R.

Perhaps my medical school flat out lied to us but they reported a drastic reduction in deaths from tetanus after near universal immunization to tetanus. I do not recall the numbers which is why I asked.

Walt

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