What Happened When I Refused My Tetanus Vaccine

I wanted to share my story about what happened when I refused my tetanus vaccine after having cut myself with a knife at

I was cutting a sweet potato one evening when I looked down and realized I had somehow sliced a decent portion of the tip of my pinky finger. I still don’t know how this happened, but it did. Immediately I knew I either needed stitches or glue to have it heal properly. I looked more closely at my finger and confirmed my initial thoughts. After applying some hydrogen peroxide, I hopped in the car with my girlfriend and we made our way to the hospital.

Upon arriving we went through the normal procedure in the emergency room: papers, name, health card etc. From there I went to the treatment room where I waited for a doctor for about 30 minutes. A young doctor showed up to the bed I was sitting on and introduced himself. He seemed friendly, nice, outgoing and willing to help. He looked at my wound, assessed the situation, heard my opinion of treatment and agreed. Glue it was.

He then asked me if I had received a Tetanus shot in the past few 1 2 3