State health officials talk tetanus shots for flooding victims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State health officials have announced that tetanus shots will be provided to central Pennsylvania residents who may have been exposed to debris from recent flash flooding.

Dr. Karen Murphy, the commonwealth’s health secretary, said her department was responding to requests from Lycoming and Centre counties.

Officials say residents of those counties may want to get a tetanus shot if they came into contact with debris during the flooding or cleanup and if they haven’t had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or can’t remember when they had their last one.

Free tetanus shots will be available Tuesday at the Ralston Volunteer Fire Company and Thursday at the Lycoming public safety department in Montoursville. Centre County tetanus shots will be provided Thursday at Freedom Life Church in Bellefonte.

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