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JACKSON, Miss. (Press Release) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all storm-affected residents 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 federally declared counties affected by the recent tornadoes:

  • Itawamba;
  • Lee;
  • Lowndes;
  • Madison;
  • Rankin;
  • Wayne; and
  • Winston Counties

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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