Published in Lab Law Weekly, August 27th, 2004
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) also encourages parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their combined tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine, for which the first booster is recommended as early as age 11.
"Tetanus is an extremely common bacteria found in dirt and soil, so even a minor wound during sports, physical education, or recess could lead to a tetanus infection," says NASN president Janis Hootman, PhD, RN, BSN, MST. "Immunity against these two diseases does not last forever, but protection...
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