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Old 03-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #20
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Re: Pertussis Vaccine

Originally Posted by qsefthuko View Post
I've probably had it and was exposed to it when my kids got the disease 9 years ago. I did not get any vaccines during or after my children were born. I don't think I was offered any. May have though and just don't remember.

I was just wondering what pertussis has to do with gardening with or without gloves.
The pertussis vaccine has tetantus shot in it... Most people think you get tetanus from rusty nails but really it is from contaminated soil - so garden is a risk (and I bite my nails leaving open sores... bad, I know!). Of course if you step on a dirty, rusty farm nail on the ground it is probably pretty contaminated too
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