If you've had a tetanus booster in the last 8 years you should be fine. If you haven't, you should get one anyway just to be safe. It only takes a few minutes and if you do any type of yard work at all it's just a good reason.
....all just a good reason, except for the fact that a tetanus shot is an unnatural method of introducing a toxin like tetanus into the body. The human body was designed to have layers of protection: hair, skin, white blood cells, platelets, etc...; a tetanus vaccine (and ANY vaccine for that matter) bypasses the most resistant of these protections and exposes the blood and most vital organs directly
to the foreign invaders; weakened or not, these toxins can pose serious health risks. Did you know that the only confirmed cases of Polio in the last 20-some years have been a direct RESULT of vaccinations. Yep, you read that correctly - there have been no wild reports of polio in the U.S.(I have seen one source that stated there was a wild polio case, but it was imported from another country).
I've digressed, though....the point is that the government is heavily (in)vested in the vaccine industry and most lawmakers who pass the advisories to increase vaccinations are actually found to have financial ties to the vaccine industry in one form or another. I always
refuse flu shots, and have yet to give my child any vaccinations....it's a government money-making scheme if you ask me, and there is mounting research to prove it. If anyone wants sources, let me know...I've got more than you would ever want. Oh, by the way, I'm a doctor, so it's not like I'm some wild hillbilly (no offense hillbillies) yelling from the mountaintops about governmental conspiracies left and right...
edit: nin, your late-night dog-biting statement is hilarious, by the wayThis comment was edited on Nov 12, 2008, 16:17.