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Re: [nafex] Fruit growing and tetanus

  I guess a "High Risk Factor" would be if you walked in and said your 
daughter stepped or scratched herself on a S--- covered rusty nail. If the 
product is not making a lot of money, those places are not going to produce 
it. "Got to keep the stockholders happy"
   Besides that, how things going. I have not heard from Roger for some time 
now any info?

Gordon C. Nofs
Flint, Michigan

----Original Message Follows----
From: Joe and Ellen Hecksel <jhecksel@voyager.net>
Reply-To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
To: "nafex@yahoogroups.com" <nafex@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [nafex] Fruitgrowing and tetanus
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 08:01:00 -0400

Hello all:

Two things happened recently.  My eleven year old daughter went to get
her tetanus booster shot and was denied access because there is a
national shortage of tetanus vaccine.  My wife was told that the vaccine
was being saved for "high risk" individuals.  Then, I read in the USA
Today that Wyeth-Ayerst and Baxter Hyland Immuno stopped producing
tetanus vacine...leaving only Aventis Pasteur.

My question to the group:  What constitutes a "high risk" group?  I
figured that many NAFEX members qualify.  We grow some things with
bodacious thorns (apricot seedlings, pear seedling, hawthorn, the odd
honey locust, roses, brambles.....)  Another factor is the use of manure
for fertilizer.  We have a small flock of sheep so we never have a
shortage of poop.  A third factor, at least around old farm buildings,
is the existence of old nails that might work their way up.

Soooo, am I justified in going back and making a big stink about my
family being in a "high risk" group?

                                             -Joe Hecksel
                                              Eaton Rapids, Michigan

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