Tulsa County to offer free tetanus shots to storm victims

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 05/27/2019, 11:23 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency (TAEMA) announced they will provide tetanus shots at no cost to anyone affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding across Tulsa County starting Tuesday. Those interested can visit www.tulsa-health.org/vaccines or call 918-582-9355 for hours and locations. Officials said if anyone has sustained significant injuries, they should seek medical attention from their primary care provider or urgent care. Many local pharmacies also offer tetanus shots. Additionally, THD and the Oklahoma Caring Foundation's Caring Van will provide tetanus shots at no cost to the residents of the Town & Country Area in west Tulsa on Tuesday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The van will be at Hwy 154th West Ave. & Hwy 51 area Tuesday. There are approximately 400 homes in that area. Anyone who receives a puncture wound or a wound contaminated with dirt, feces, or saliva, should have a medical provider or health department determine whether a tetanus booster is necessary based on individual records. THD health officials remind residents to avoid contact with floodwater. Floodwater and standing waters can be dangerous and can make you vulnerable to infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries. Be aware that floodwater may contain sewage, and eating or drinking anything contaminated by floodwater can cause diarrheal disease (such as E. coli or Salmonella infection).


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