Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tetanus booster shots- not optional
Tetanus immunizations are an over-looked gardening tool. My fellow U of Mn Master Gardeners are reminding folks to check their shot status. Those who have not had a booster within 10 years need to get this taken care of--over 40% of us are overdue. Scraps and cuts are pretty routine while working in the garden and the Tetanus bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the dirt. Its reported that nearly twenty-percent of tetanus cases result in death.
While you are planning your plant list, tool needs and compost needs, put your booster shot on there too. For more information : http://www.nfid.org.
Oh yeah, gloves help too.