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Tetanus Shot

Posted by
Chris on June 12, 2001 at 18:06:32:

My Dad and I live in Houston and spent much of this past weekend trying to get his things to higher ground due to the floods in the area. We both spent numerous hours in the flood waters that came from the San Jacinto River. Neither one of us has had a tetanus shot in 10 years. I wanted to know if we should get one and what was our exposure risk from being in the water?



Re: Tetanus Shot

Posted by jt on June 12, 2001 at 19:59:54:

In Reply to: Tetanus Shot posted by Chris on June 12, 2001 at 18:06:32:

confirm with doc , but i believe tetanus can only get a foothold if a wound is deep. also tetanus shots are very dangerous, nowadays they combine them with diptheria and pertussis vaccines , so you get a poison cocktail all for the price of one. these cocktails - reak havoc on your immune system( permanently), are loaded with mercury as a preservative among other taints and sometimes produce bad serious immediate side effects also. one of my freinds wife( he is a chiropractor) she died from a tetanus shot. he now leads a battle against all vaccines as they stand now.

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Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in imunizations.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 14, 2001 at 11:00:39:

In Reply to: Tetanus Shot posted by Chris on June 12, 2001 at 18:06:32:

Hi, Chris.

Listen to jt.

The tetanus germ is an anaerobe (This means that it cannot dause a problem in a person unless the wound is a puncture wound.) Unless there is such a wound ( no matter how small) there is no risk.

YOU have to judge if keeping up your boosters is worth the risk for the protection they are (considerable, with puncture wounds).

Walt

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