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Old 10-11-2007, 02:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just started researching the whole vaccine thing-there's a lot of info to take in.
First of all my understanding is that vaccines are supposed to stimulate the body to create antibodies to specific diseases, supposedly like they would if they had encountered the disease naturally, but the more I research the more sceptical I am of this theory.
I also understand that if someone is unvaccinated and contracts any of these diseases the body creates antibodies and people generally recover quite well, with the proper care, and with some diseases develop life long immunity to them.

Now to my question, how does this work with tetanus? Supposedly 50% of people who get tetanus die from it (according to the Saskatchewan health website) do the other 50% fight it off and develop life long immunity?
Do our bodies have the ablilty to fight off tetanus and create antibodies to it for future contact with it?
Any info on it would be great!
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