A vaccine for Tetanus
that is currently in short supply. According to the CDC'
s June 13 FAQ, both DTaP
, & Pertussis
) and Td (Tetanus) vaccines are in a national shortage
. Enough vaccines
to begin routine immunization
are expected in the third or fourth quarter of 2002
. For those of you who work at a zoo
(like me) or other place that requires the use of sharp
, this is somewhat of an inconvenience
. Actually, scratch
that, it is a major lose-your-job kind of inconvenience. So, here are the ways one can obtain a Tetanus shot
1. Obtain (winkwink) a puncture wound or bite. Where I live, no matter where the wound is or how deep it is, if the ER sees it, you will get a shot, no questions asked.
2. Ask the medic. If you're lucky, the first aid station at your place of work might have a stockpile.
3. Drive to a small town and ask the hospital there. Chances are, they'll be more than happy to give you a booster.
4. If you have kids that haven't had their three tetanus vaccine doses yet, ask their pediatrician. If the doctor likes you, you might be able to get a Tetanus shot while your kids get theirs.
If you have any additions, please /msg me.