I saw a nurse practitioner today for something unrelated to vaccines, but she tried to sell me on a tetanus booster. I declined, told her the risks outweigh the benefits. She then told me that if I ever have wound at risk for tetanus they will have to administer the tetanus vaccine. I said "really, because everything I have ever read states that the vax will be ineffective in preventing tetanus at the time of injury because it takes a while for the immune response to be created." Then I mentioned the immunoglobulin. She assured me that, no I was wrong, the vax would prevent tetanus. I don't even think she knew about immunoglobulin. So does anyone have reputable links to information about administering immunoglobulin in unvaxed people, as opposed to the tetanus vaccine. If she ever brings it up again or if we ever have a trip to the ER, I would like to be prepared. Also it's good for me to brush up on all this. Thanks.
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4/20/09 at 5:24pm