The article is obvious Pr*paganda, but it did affect me, then the next day my 3 year old got a scratch. But when I looked online @ lists of injuries known to produce tetanus, 'scratch' was not on anyone's list. So I decided not to sweat it, and he is fine. If I had brought him in, likely they would NOT have given me the TIG, they would have just given me a DTaP, which wouldn't really do anything if he had already contracted Tetanus. They would have given him DTaP because they would have known it was a very outside, unlikely risk, and the AAFP says to just give DTaP in those situations.
My oldest got one DTaP that he reacted to severely, but I do feel a little bit more comfortable because of that one shot.
However, these parents sound like really fear based yahoos. They endangered their other children by their rapid catch up schedule, according to the article they caught their other children up all in one day! So which is it? Shots are so risky you don't get them @ all? Or they are safe enough to admin ALL shots in one day?