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dh's doc. told him last week that hes due for another Tetanus shot. please help me convince him not to get it. i did convince him not to get the flu shot last year, so he's not a lost cause.<br><br>
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I find this interesting: <a href="http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/tetanus.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/tetanus.htm</a><br>
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" 1) Scientific evidence shows that too—frequent tetanus boosters actually may interfere with the immune reaction.<br><br>
2) There has been a gradual retreat of even the most conservative authorities from giving tetanus boosters every one year to every two years to every five years to every 10 years (as now recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics), and according to some, every 20 years. All these numbers are based on guesses rather than on hard scientific evidence.<br><br>
3) There has been a growing recognition that no controlled scientific study (in which half the patients were given the vaccine and the other half were given injections of sterile water) has ever been carried out to prove the safety and effectiveness of the tetanus vaccine. Evidence for the vaccine comes from epidemiologic studies which are by nature controversial and which do not satisfy the criteria for scientific proof.<br><br>
4) The tetanus vaccine over the decades has been progressively weakened in order to reduce the considerable reaction (fever and swelling) it used to cause. Accompanying this reduction in reactivity has been a concomitant reduction in antigenicity (the ability to confer protection). Therefore, there is a good chance that today’s tetanus vaccine is about as effective as tap water.<br><br>
5) Until the last few years, government statistics admitted that 40 percent of the child population of the U.S. was not immunized. For all those decades, where were the tetanus cases from all those rusty nails?<br><br>
6) There now exists a growing theoretical concern which links immunizations to the huge increase in recent decades of auto—immune diseases, e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus, lymphoma, and leukemia. In one case, Guillain—Barre paralysis from swine flu vaccine, the relationship turned out to be more than just theoretical."<br><br>
I want to write more on tetanus when I have time... In short, it seems to me it is a huge statistics delusion, worse than how people are tricked with lottery.<br><br>
Good luck with convincing him!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What's his reasoning for considering it so we can counter that.... -Angela</div>
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his doc told him he needs it...what else could it be? oh, and hes 55 (i know, ancient and with one food in the grave. NOT!).<br><br>
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Pull the insert for him and read him everything that's in it. Read him all the listed side effects. Then go to VAERS and pull up all reactions related.<br><br>
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All I had to do was show my DH a picture of that big ass needle<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That was convincing enough for him.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">where do i get the insert? i cant find it on the cdc website.<br>
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This link has most package inserts. Just click on the name of the vax and it will open up to the manufacture's insert: <a href="http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/thi-table.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/thi-table.htm</a><br><br>
Does the doc carry the formulation with <b>25 micrograms</b> of thimerosal? Most likely he does - in fact, I would bet on it.<br><br>
A thimerosal free formulation was just recently approved, but I'm sure not many docs stock it unless specifically requested.
 

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Does it contain Aluminum? People who get 5 vaccines with aluminum are more likely to get Alzheimer. Just something I read, don't ask me to back it up. Works for me...although I wouldn't get it anyway. At his age he ought to think about that. The flu vaccine does contain aluminum, so there's ONE.<br><br>
Counting..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Oh, I see you said he didn't get the flu vax. Good! Taking one off.
 
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