Tetanus Shot – to Take or Not to Take? Risks and Benefits.

Question to consider:

  1. What is the likelihood that I will be injured or die from Tetanus?
  2. What is the likelihood that I will be injured or die from the Tetanus vaccine?

Tetanus – There have been no deaths from  Tetanus in Canada, since 2010.

Source: The Government Of Canada Health Department:  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/vaccine-preventable-diseases/tetanus/health-professionals.html

Only six deaths have been reported in Canada since 2000, with the last death reported in 2010.

Tetanus cases in Canada by Year 1957 – 2008

How many adults are immunized?  According to the Canadian government, only 50%. That leaves about 10 Millions of non-immunized adults in Canada!

Source: Government Of Canada Health: Vaccine uptake in Canadian adults: results from the 2014 Adult National Immunization Coverage Survey  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/vaccine-uptake-canadian-adults-results-2014-adult-national-immunization-coverage-survey.html

Is the vaccine really needed?

Since 2010, of the 10 Million Canadians not-vaccinated against Tetanus, not even one died from the disease. This can be looked at as a huge Vaccinated vs unvaccinated trial. In both groups, the outcome is the same, no deaths, so is the vaccine necessary?

What about Injuries from Tetanus? In Ontario (population 14 Million), there were, on average, less than 2 cases per year, in the years 2005-2017.

Source: Government of Ontario:  Monthly infectious diseases surveillance report, March 2017. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/data-and-analysis/infectious-disease/reportable-disease-trends-annually#/56

Risks of death or injury from the Tetanus-vaccine – This is based on U.S. data. Canada* does not pay compensation to people injured or killed by vaccines (*with the exception of Quebec.)

(All the following vaccines with a T in their name are tetanus vaccines.)

Source: Us Government – Vaccine Court – Health Resources & Services Administration Vaccine Injury Compensation Data : https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/vaccine-compensation/data/monthly-stats-february-2019.pdf


As can be seen, many people were compensated for injuries and/or deaths following use of a Tetanus-containing vaccine. (meaning the U.S. Government conceded that these injuries were vaccine-injuries.)

So, please, show this information to your doctor and ask physicians to explain why they believe the risks of Tetanus are greater than the risk of vaccine-injury from the Tetanus-containing vaccine.

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