No, I am not an anti-vaxer, quite the opposite in fact.
A few weeks ago my finger had a run-in with a table saw. Quite minor damage given the range of possibilities. Slotted my nail and caught the meat under it for about half an inch.
It didn’t look stitch-able to me, so I bandaged it up myself. Next day I had my doc check it out to be sure it didn’t need any professional attention. (He gave my work high marks) While I was there I had him give me a DPT jab since it had been several decades.
This now has me thinking: when I was a kid it seemed like I was always getting a shot after stepping on a nail or whatnot if it had been over a year since the last jab.
So I got to thinking that I have had lots and lots of opportunity to get infected in adulthood, and decades since the last shot, so why can I still open my mouth?
I almost always have cuts and scratches on my hands, they don’t come from clean stuff. I do clean them up, if I notice , and manage to keep them from getting infected.
Which makes me think I have probably been challenging my immune system with the real bug on a regular basis, so have been maintaining immunity.
Does it work like that, or am I just lucky?