Free tetanus shots offered to MS residents affected by flooding

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JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Health is offering free tetanus shots to those affected by recent flooding.

A tetanus vaccination is recommended if it’s been ten years or more since your last shot.

The Health Department wanted to also remind residents involved in the cleanup efforts to remember an open wound can be contaminated by floodwaters resulting in tetanus.

If you live in the following counties, visit your local health department for a free vaccination:

  • Bolivar
  • Claiborne
  • Clarke
  • Coahoma
  • Covington
  • Forrest
  • Greene
  • Hancock
  • Hinds
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Jones
  • Lamar
  • Leake
  • Lincoln
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Panola
  • Pearl River
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Quitman
  • Rankin
  • Smith
  • Sunflower
  • Tallahatchie
  • Tate
  • Tunica
  • Washington
  • Wayne

For more information, visit the Mississippi Department of Health’s website.

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