FREE TETANUS VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IN COUNTIES AFFECTED BY RECENT FLOODING


JACKSON, Miss – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all residents recently affected by flooding that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it has been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination.

Residents and first responders involved in storm cleanup are at greater risk of injury and possible tetanus infection. In the event of a puncture wound or wound contaminated by floodwater, individuals should consult a healthcare provider.

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccinations are available at all county health departments and are FREE in the following counties affected by recent flooding:

Bolivar Marshall

Claiborne Panola

Clarke Pearl River

Coahoma Perry

Covington Pike

Forrest Quitman

Greene Rankin

Hancock Smith

Hinds Sunflower

Jefferson Davis Tallahatchie

Jones Tate

Lamar Tunica

Leake Washington

Lincoln Wayne

Marion

For more information, visit the MSDH website: www.HealthyMS.com or sign-up for Twitter and Facebook: www.HealthyMS.com/connect.

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