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tetnus shots?

Posted by salman.M on July 11, 2001 at 11:13:43:

hi..well i got a tetnus shot 3 to 4 months ago because i had an accident. i had another one....so do i need to get another shot although this time only the skin has peeled off....it is not a deep cut..only slight abrasion?



Re: tetnus shots?

Posted by tj on July 11, 2001 at 12:45:25:

In Reply to: tetnus shots? posted by salman.M on July 11, 2001 at 11:13:43:

no , you only need a booster every 10 years. the shots are also loaded with mercury and other poisons, i personally wouldnt get even one of them.

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Re: tetanus shots?

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 2001 at 07:01:01:

In Reply to: tetnus shots? posted by salman.M on July 11, 2001 at 11:13:43:

Hi, Salman.

The active tetanus germ is killed by exposure to oxygen in the air. That is why ONLY puncture wounds are a risk for tetanus.

Walt



Re: tetanus shots? (Addendum) (Archive in immunizations.)

Posted by Walt on July 13, 2001 at 07:07:01:

In Reply to: Re: tetanus shots? posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 2001 at 07:01:01:

Tetanus imunization is by active and passive mechanisms.

In the active, one needs to have a basic series and at least every 17 years have a booster. This is the safest way and produces resistance WITHIN the person.

In the passive, the active immunity is produced within another person (the same way) and the immunity is then withdrawn from that person & injected into the person who had NOT had the foresight to immunize himself. This immunity only lasts a few weeks and is pretty dangerous compared to the active immunity.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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