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    dh got a catsfish spoke right through his finger in september and he wanted to remove it himself pliers in hand I think not, we went to ed and although he had a tbooster a year ago they insisted he have another

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    Ok thanks.
    Must just have been the gp i lucked out with one time. I had a piercing that got infected and although i was "positive" i'd had my last single tetanus booster only a few years previous, he wasnt going to let me leave without a booster (and in my case, the standard issue DTP would kill me!)
    I ran out of there

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    You need a booster every 10 years without fail. but if you have a wound and it has been 5 years since your last shot, then they give you another one. And rightly so, who would want to go through such an awful disease? Except for you you little crow - and others who can't be vaxxed obviously.

    I agree with Maybelinne on this one, I feel SO sorry for that poor boy. How traumatic, terrifying and utterly, utterly preventable. How on earth could two people with science degrees honestly think they know more than medical scientist arrrghhh. It is not a balanced debate, it never was - they of all people should have beeb able to work it out.

    I am glad they are speaking up about it, but It will have no effect on the hardline anti vax zealots, they just aren't rational and I suspect that it would take something like this in their own lives to make them change their minds.

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    No, not the hardcore anti vaxxers, but it is wonderful that their story has influenced enough "fence sitters" to raise the national percentage. I'd call that a victory



    So with regard to the boosters, perhaps we are better off getting 5yearly boosters? Or is there like a time frame where we could get the booster done afterwards (in cases of infection during the 5-10yr period)? In the past it has taken up to a fortnight to get a single vax ordered in (but usually just a day or two).
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    ...should have beeb able to work it out...
    I'm grateful to have beeb work it out

    Lol, sorry couldnt resist that typo! I am very grateful for all your advice beebs! I mean that - you are always so informative and helpful and respectful
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    Haha, that is a good one!

    It is different for you, I needed a booster recently and I got the dtap - kill a few birds with one stone type thing. They had it on hand at the surgery. But I know Drs hardly ever single vaxxes available. So in your case, either 5 yearly, or talk to your surgery and see if they will keep a vile of single on hand for you just in case? Not sure if they would do that? They would make you pay for it as well..

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    Yeah my GP does keep it in stock for me at his surgery and also the hospital he works at (he's a surgeon and teaching professor). Its just a worry when we are away from Melb and travelling.

    This discussion is very timely, as I've got the kids booked for their tetanus next week. DD's booster and DS's first. I'm not due for another three years but will be getting a booster as well anyway (mostly to show DD its ok!).

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    GOod point about being away, I think I'd do every 5 yeras in your case. You just never knwo when you might have an accident.

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    I saw it this morning!! So glad they are speaking out and admitting their mistake to create awareness! I just hope people listen!!! Unfortunately people know the risks and continue to refuse vaccinations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    Wouldn't they just come out with 'the vaccine would have caused it, their obviously the weakest, it's good to get a VPD as it builds immunity' BS though? I'm mainly thinking the militant non vaxxers here, not so much the ones sitting on the fence. Your idea may sway them.

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    I had no idea there were such militant non vaxxers out they're until I joined Bub Hub!!! And had s baby.
    I was talking to a nurse in the ward last week about it and she said they would love to walk some parents down the hall and show them a baby with whooping cough or measles to open their eyes. Hopefully it will make an impact. .. this story... on some lukewarm people.

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