Tetanus shots being offered to those recovering from Dorian

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The Dare County Department of Health & Human Services is providing guidance about tetanus vaccination for those who are involved in Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts or have been exposed to floodwaters.

Those with minor wounds should receive a tetanus booster if it has been more than 10 years since their last booster or if they cannot remember when they received their last booster.

If there is a larger wound or dirty wound present, those injured should seek medical attention and receive a tetanus booster if it has been more than 5 years since the last vaccination.

Tetanus vaccinations will be available on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Frisco Fire Department and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Avon Fire Department.

Tetanus vaccinations will be available at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Friday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. 

Other Dare County residents can get vaccines at the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Public Health Division Campus in Manteo, the Northern Beach Office, and most other local healthcare providers.

For more information, please call Dare County Department of Health & Human Services at 252.475.5003.

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