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  •  Yup, I had to get my tetanus booster recently. (11+ / 0-)

    It is in the Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus* vaccine (DPT) which keeps them all updated. However I have to say, combining that with the flu vaccine was enough of job for my immune system that I truly was 'sick' enough to sleep a lot and take APAP to deal with muscle aches. Almost 36 hours.

    Getting booster vaccines on a Friday, or when you will have days off, lets you rest and allow the body to do it's immune job well.

    *Every 10 years, especially if you garden.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 07:56:36 PM PDT

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    •  I got one last week too. (6+ / 0-)

      The nurse mentioned to me that my tetanus shot (since I hadn't had one in over 10 years) also contained a pertussis vaccine.  Then we talked about the irresponsible parents who don't vaccinate their kids.  I got my kids vaccinated for everything possible, including HPV (on the advice of my Ob-Gyn and their pediatrician). I know lots of parents who were reluctant about the HPV vaccine.  I wonder how they will feel if & when their girls end up with cervical cancer, and they realize they could have prevented it?

      •  Did you make sure to avoid advil, tylenol, and (0+ / 0-)

        other OTC pain relievers for 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after getting the shot?  Because if not then it might not work as "Cycloozygenase-1 Orchestrates Germinal Center Formation and Antibody Class-Switch via Regulation of IL-17" according to The Journal of Immunology and all those drugs are COX-1 inhibitors.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 12:23:33 AM PDT

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    •  tetnus is horrible. (6+ / 0-)

      A very related story of some parents who's kid almost died because they didn't vaccinate.

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/...

      Luckily they now realize their mistake... but that kid had a lot of suffering thanks to their poor decision.

      "The death penalty is never about the criminal. They've already done their worst. The question is always "will we join them"?" - jlynne

      by Hopeful Skeptic on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 11:57:29 PM PDT

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