If I am a gardener or Work with soil (one of top 10 reasons...

Question: 

If I am a gardener or Work with soil (one of top 10 reasons to get vaccinated) what vaccination is being recommended?

Answer: 

The vaccine is that especially important for people who work with soil (for example, gardeners) is the tetanus vaccine. 

Most people associate tetanus infection with rusty nails. However, the bacteria that cause tetanus also live in dirt, dust and soil. Infection can occur from a minor scrape, cut or any break in the skin while gardening, working on home renovations, or from an animal bite. 

The tetanus vaccine is recommended for individuals of all ages with booster doses recommended every 10 years. 

You can find a list of all vaccines recommended for adults in BC here

For more information about tetanus and tetanus vaccines, visit our tetanus page