Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:13
I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot...who suggested allotmenteers checked their tetnus injections were up to date as being in close contact on a regular basis with soil there was a risk of infection through cuts.
As I have regular blood tests, asked at my surgery on the last visit about having a tetnus injection and discovered my last one had been in 1980, their records didn't go beyond this and whilst I'd had my childhood immunisations decided after discussing it with the nurse to have a further one.
Whilst I've since, read, different info on the subject...ie an imunity is developed if you've had so many injections over a time span and the antibodies stay in your system, if the last time you were immunized was childhood chances are they are nolonger present in older age.
Whilst I seldom had cuts in the back garden it seems an occupational hazzard on an allotment, especially when first starting up and clearing a site hence the reason for another injection.
What are other posters views...