Attention, scrappers, dumpster divers, recyclers, and ‘junkmen:’
Please be sure your tetanus booster is up to date.
Here is a statement from the CDC:
“As an adult, do I need this vaccine?”
“Everyone needs protection from tetanus. If you have not had a booster shot in 10 years or more, you should receive a tetanus shot. If you never had the initial childhood tetanus vaccines, you should receive a series of three tetanus shots.”
Here is the CDC link with more information:
Also, here is some more information about tetanus, from Wikipedia:
Even if you do not collect scrap or recycle, please be aware of the information. We have been advised to tell folks to check with their local health department, for low-cost booster shots. If you have had stitches in the recent past, chances are excellent that you are current. But please check with your doctor or nurse practitioner, just to be sure.