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I met with a new pediatrician today (which, really, is a whole other thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ). They gave me their office handbook and it included basic baby/childcare information for things from antibiotics to bed wetting to dog bites.<br><br>
In the dog bite section, it described wound care for a dog bite and ended the paragraph with this:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Be sure your child's immunizations are current.</td>
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So my question is what do vaccinations have to do with dog bites? For the life of me I can't quite figure it out. The only thing that remotely makes sense (maybe) is tetanus.
 

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i would guess tetanus, too.<br><br>
if you're feeling cheeky, though...i would ask this pediatrician what they meant by that.
 

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Well, of the small number of annual tetanus cases, how many of them are from dog bites?<br><br>
Honestly, I'm going to visit a family physician. I'm probably not going to go back unless my kids get sick between now and then.
 
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