It would seem deeper wounds increase the likelihood of infection, however it is not required as your post mentions above.Effective protection against tetanus can be provided only by active immunisation. Tetanus vaccine was introduced progressively into the childhood vaccination schedule after World War II. The effectiveness of the vaccine was demonstrated in that war; all Australian servicemen were vaccinated against tetanus and none contracted the disease. As tetanus can follow apparently trivial, even unnoticed wounds, active immunisation is the only certain protection.1 A completed course of vaccination provides protection for many years.
Interestingly the Australian snapshot of Tetanus during the period of 2003 to 2005 (3 yrs) (taken from the Department of Health and Ageing website) there were no notifications or hospitalisations for children 0-4 for tetanus in Australia….seems as though waning immunity is the issue considering many people do not get boosters for tetanus and the majority of cases are unvaccinated. Pretty good stats for a disease that was considered one of the leading childhood killers.
(July 2002–June 2005)
LOS† per admission
n Rate‡ n (§) Rate‡ (§) Median (§) n Rate‡ 0–4 0 0.00 0 (0) 0.00 (0.00) 0.0 (0.0) 0 0.00 5–14 0 0.00 1 (1) 0.01 (0.01) n.p. 0 0.00 15–24 0 0.00 6 (4) 0.07 (0.05) 1.0 (1.0) 0 0.00 25–59 0 0.00 15 (9) 0.05 (0.03) 2.0 (2.0) 0 0.00 60+ 11 0.10 44 (32) 0.43 (0.31) 12.0 (10.0) 0 0.00 All ages 11 0.02 66 (46) 0.11 (0.08) 4.5 (3.5) 0 0.00
According to WHO
Where national immunization programmes have maintained high coverage with TT-containing vaccines for several decades, tetanus has become very rare, but occurs occasionally in the elderly and other non- or insufficiently immunized people.
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08-06-2012 20:22 #162
Hmm very interesting discussion tetanus obviously isn't communicable, but that doesn't mean vaccines haven't played a huge role in it almost being eradicated. When I was a kid the vaxx lasted 5 years, now it lasts 10. I know not everyone 'holds' certain vaxes but for the majority of people a decade in a child after boosters lasts them into teenagehood when their bodies are more likely to be able to fight the illness. Interesting stats there that when the vaxx was introduced it cut incidence by between half and a third. That's proof right there for me and that it can't just be hygiene. Vaccines aren't perfect, but there is undeniable proof for me they work overall.
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