We live on a farm with assorted livestock including horses and dairy cows. Our cows produce around 20lbs of manure per day. We use manure on the gardens. I am 98% sure we will be non vaxxing, but - tetanus seems prudent to me. Manure management and handling are a big part of our lives. ;) Our land/soil is full of manure, and also has plenty of rusty old scraps of metal/nails/glass, etc.
My kids (10 and 5) were fully vaxxed before we adopted them last year. The five year old is due for his last set before he starts school next year and the ten year old is due for a tetanus booster. I had a tetanus booster 10 years ago and my husband's last one was about 15 years ago.
Once I figure out WHICH tetanus vaccine is the best, I'm going to see if we can't get it at the health dept and get all of us done at once.
What I need to know is
1) which tetanus vaccine has the least amount of aluminum/mercury and the most amount of tetanus?
2) if there is truly some evidence that tetanus is unnecessary I would like to hear it. If I lived in a 5th floor apartment in NYC I would be glad to skip it. But given our living conditions...
Even if there are only 3 deaths a year from tetanus, I'd rather not risk it. But I'm open to having my mind changed. :) Thanks!