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#1 of 2 Old 01-03-2013, 10:48 AM - Thread Starter
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I have two kids 4 and 2. Both unvaxed. Ds1 had sensory issues when younger and my second son has febrile seizures so vaxes always worried me. We recently got a new puppy and my ped mentioned dog feces and tetanus. Is dogs + kids a much higher tetanus risk? The puppy scratched ds2 today as well by mistake (i was right there and intervened right away) but I kind of freaked out. Also my Peds office said daptacel was on back order and all they have infanrix which also didn't thrill me..
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No, having a dog is not enough of a tetanus risk to think about. There's a tiny risk, but not significant.

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