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Originally Posted by Marnica View Post

Here is my take on the rarity of rare reactions:


This Nazi fellow sums it up nicely:

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

- Joseph Goebbels

... exactly my problem with this issue.  Especially the link between vaccines and autism, which runs in my husbands family, as adhd runs in mine.  But both problems are only in the family members who were fully vaccinated per the normal schedule.  None of us late/delayed/un-vax kids or grandkids or cousins have either problem.  You could call it chance if there were only a couple of each side, or only in one family unit. He has 43 nieces and nephews, from 8 siblings.  4 autistic children in that lot, different families, all fully vaccinated, and the stats are just as bad on my (much smaller number of 10 neices/nephews with 2 adhd) side.  We did the math and.. the numbers are kinda paranoia inducing, at least for our family. 

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Originally Posted by fayebond View Post

It seems tetanus is basically spores getting into a deep open wound.  Which in this day and age is semi-likely but not really a given certainty.  I still am leaning toward getting this vaccine because its a pretty serious disease if you do get the wound and then get tetanus, but its a whole lot less scary sounding when you say "dirty puncture wound" than when you say "contact with rust".  The risk/rewards equation is lower certainly :)/

If you want to give it, you need to figure out a plan.


Hopefully someone else will come along and help you, as I am a little shaky on the sel/delayed route.


You will not be ale to get a tetanus vaccine by itself, as far as I know.  It will either be a diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus combo or possibly a diphtheria-tetanus combo, although I think that is only available for people aged 7 plus.


You will need to figure out how many tetanus shots to give.  The DTaP schedule has something like 5 shots by age 6, but you will not need that many shots for tetanus to be effective.  The reason for the 5 shots is because the pertussis portion does not last very long.  I don't know how many tetanus shots the Op's child would need for good coverage - anyone?  One route might be to do a shot or two and then titre test.  


Lastly, you will need to figure out how getting one vaccine but not others plays into exemptions.  Being straight non-vax can be easier than sel/delayed when it comes to exemptions in some states - but I think there are ways around this. 

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