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Originally Posted by vermonter
I need to know if tetanus can be found in just the "T" form. My daughter fell off of my husband's shoulders this weekend-a fall from 6'5". She had a really large 2-3 inch laceration on her head and needed 11 stiches. She fell into a creek and hit a rock. It was a terrible event and incredibly scarry. I could go into further detail but won't bc I'll start crying. Anyway, the dr's were great at the hospital. They were totally supportive of our non vax stance but did strongly recommend the tetanus shot. Here are my questions:
1. what are her chances of getting tetanus-I think they are minimal. My husband does not. her wound was an open one that gushed a lot of blood. It was properly cleaned and had a lot of "air time" open.
2. We live in Vermont. Isn't tetanus found primarily in warmer states?
|3. She hit a rock, in running water.
4. Is there a way to just get the T and not dpt? I do not want her getting the other two. She does not need them.
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