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 Post subject: Tetanus booster
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:54 pm 
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I've just bought the vaccine for my 10 yearly tetanus booster and was rather surprised to see that not only was it for tetanus, but also for polio, diphtheria and whooping cough. I though what we had as children was for life.

Or are the drug companies making extra dosh out of it ?


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 Post subject: Re: Tetanus booster
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:55 pm 
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Yes but perhaps not for the reasons you think ?

https://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-suggests-we-don-t-actually-need-a-tetanus-booster-every-10-years

Actually it's not even new, the idea has been around for at least a decade with some research suggesting that after three or 4 doses protection is for life.


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 Post subject: Re: Tetanus booster
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:43 pm 
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I'd heard that too .... :(


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 Post subject: Re: Tetanus booster
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:39 pm 
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I was going to say same as Ernie. Apparently you can get an allergy to the vaccine.


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