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The Douglas County Health Department encourages tetanus vaccinations amid storm cleanup

As thousands of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help in the aftermath of Friday’s tornadoes, the Douglas County Health Department is encouraging volunteers to stay safe. Health Director Lindsay Huse said the violent tornadoes devastated areas of Douglas County, increasing the risk of tetanus. The DCHD recommends that anyone involved in cleanup have a current tetanus vaccination for at least 10 years. A tetanus vaccination clinic will be held Sunday, April 28 through May 2 at the Common Ground Community Center in Elkhorn, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In a press release, DCHD said this clinic was a response to Friday’s storms and those affected. Children ages 18 and younger must be with a parent or legal guardian if getting vaccinated. The DCHD said anyone who experiences a minor injury like cuts or scrapes while volunteering and more than 5 years have passed since your last vaccination, you should receive an updated shot. In case of serious injuries or deep wounds, they recommend immediately seeing a doctor for help. For more information, visit douglascountyhealth.com.

As thousands of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help in the aftermath of Friday’s tornadoes, the Douglas County Health Department is encouraging volunteers to stay safe.

Health Director Lindsay Huse said the violent tornadoes devastated areas of Douglas County, increasing the risk of tetanus.

The DCHD recommends that anyone involved in cleanup have a current tetanus vaccination for at least 10 years.

A tetanus vaccination clinic will be held Sunday, April 28 through May 2 at the Common Ground Community Center in Elkhorn, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In a press release, DCHD said this clinic was a response to Friday’s storms and those affected.

Children aged 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if getting vaccinated.

The DCHD said anyone who experiences a minor injury like cuts or scrapes while volunteering and more than 5 years have passed since your last vaccination, you should receive an updated shot.

In case of serious or deep injuries, they recommend immediately seeing a doctor for help.

For more information, visit douglascountyhealth.com.

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