tetanus question and shedding question....please help!
i have heard of this shedding thing before with vaxed kids but i dont understand the concept. my 2 children are not vaxed, but i watch my 16 month old niece who is vaxed 50 hours a week. is there anything i need to be worried about?
as for the tetanus shot i will explain my cirumstances. i live on ten acres. my mom was a horder and filled 3 of those acres with junk...scrap metal, old cars, garbage ect. we have cleaned about 2 acres of it up over the past year while we live here. there is glass and old rusty metal everywhere. right behind the house we have farmers field that get covered in manure once in a while. they do have a few horses, but overall its all cow manure.
my mom is worried (which is funny because she is a non-vaxer herself) about the kids and tetanus. she though we should get them a vax for it. i explained that they now give a triple shot called DTAP and that i was told by my dr that they didnt have a single tetatus shot anymore. she said that must be wrong. also keep in mind my husband got a dtap last year and was sick for over a week. fever, chills, migraine headache and he is 42 years old! and my sister got it during her last birth and ended up with a nasty infection (cellulitis) at the injection sight and needed antibiotics which gave her thrush really bad. i dont know what to do. what would you do? what are the pros and cons of tetanus and are my kids high risk for exposure anyway? every other farm around here is a horse farm and as they get older i have no doubt they will be hanging out in a horse barn of some kind, just like i did as a child. please help!