Posted 3/20/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -6)
Yesterday my dad found a tick on him. He burned it into his skin, resulting in the head being attached in his body and he was unable to remove. When he went to the emergency care clinic, they insisted on giving him a TETANUS shot in the exact same arm near his tick bite.
Has anyone ever heard of getting a tetanus shot as a result/protocol of having a tick (or head of tick) removed?? This seems strange to me.
I am very anti-vaccination. Have done a LOT of research for many years and used to work for a pharma company, so I KNOW what goes into vaccines and what harm they do to the body. I myself would not ever get a vaccination of any kind unless traveling to Africa for example.
Since his body is already fighting the (potential) lyme and coinfections (knock on wood), now his body has to fight the tetanus shot and that foreign substance, thereby taxing the immune system even further IMO.
Has anyone heard of a Tetanus shot being given for a tickbite? Do you have any thoughts or information on this? I am baffled at certain medical establishements and 'protocol' these days. Thanks for your input!