i have discussed this with my doctor in the past few years. after your 5th tetanus jab there should be virtually no risk of being infected unless you have a serious amount of damage. thats if your upto middle aged i think as the quality of innoculations has improved
i would have thought that at the age of the old gent who died he was probably not fully innoculated anyway and the risk of blood poisoning is much higher, but if you deal with roses on a daily basis for a lot of the year i think you can request further jabs evry 10 years due to the current potency
I would urge everyone to get inoculated - I lost my beloved Labrador in 1988 from Tetanus infection. It was a slow and agonising death made worse by the fact that we didn't know what she was suffering from.
One of the lads that works for me had a needle (newly budded leaf) from Canary Island Date Palm pierce his knee between the knee cap and the bone. Two weeks later he was in hospital with septicaemia, nearly died.
I've had all manner of things happen to me over the years and nothing...must be super human. I wonder if for most the fact that we (not me) live in a sterile world and have very little immunity left, plays a part!?