From press reports
The Winston County Health Department will offer several opportunities for a special “fast lane” vaccination clinic this week for anyone needing a free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccination.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7
Winston County Health Department
260 Vance Street, Louisville
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7
Noxapater Fire Department
131 West Main Street, Noxapater
The “fast lane” clinic provides for immediate service without waiting and just one quick form to complete. The vaccinations will be offered during regular health department hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A tetanus vaccination is recommended if it has been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination. Vaccination is especially recommended for residents and first responders involved in storm cleanup, who 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.
For more information, visit the MSDH website: www.HealthyMS.com or sign-up for Twitter and Facebook: www.HealthyMS.com/connect.
Local officials encourage all persons working to be safe and avoid nails especially.