Newborn deaths shouldn’t be used as propaganda to scare folks away from vaccinating and protecting their kids.
See your pediatrician as soon as possible if your child needs a tetanus shot after getting a dirty wound.
Don’t be fooled by the myths and misinformation. Keeping up-to-date on your tetanus vaccines, which might mean an early shot if you have a dirty wound, is the only way to avoid serious and potentially life-threatening tetanus infections.
Even though we have had a tetanus vaccine for over 80 years, obstetric tetanus is still a thing in the United States.