The Douglas County Health Department is promoting tetanus vaccinations amid storm cleanup

With thousands of volunteers raising their hands after Friday's tornadoes, the Douglas County Health Department is encouraging volunteers to stay safe. Violent tornadoes ravaged parts of Douglas County, increasing the risk of tetanus, Health Director Lindsey Hoos said. DCHD recommends that anyone involved in cleaning has received an up-to-date tetanus vaccination for at least 10 years. The tetanus vaccination clinic is being held Sunday, April 28 through May 2 at the Common Ground Community Center in Elkhorn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DCHD said in a press release, in response to Friday's storms and victims. If children under 18 are vaccinated, younger children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. DCHD said if you get a minor injury like cuts or scrapes while volunteering, and it's been more than 5 years since your last vaccination, you should get an updated shot. For serious injuries or deep wounds, they recommend seeing a medical provider immediately for help. For more information visit douglascountyhealth.com.

With thousands of volunteers raising their hands after Friday's tornadoes, the Douglas County Health Department is encouraging volunteers to stay safe.

Violent tornadoes ravaged parts of Douglas County, increasing the risk of tetanus, Health Director Lindsey Hoos said.

DCHD recommends that anyone involved in cleaning has received an up-to-date tetanus vaccination for at least 10 years.

The Tetanus Vaccination Clinic will be held Sundays, April 28 through May 2 at the Common Grounds Community Center in Elkhorn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In a press release, DCHD said Friday that the hospital is responding to the storms and victims.

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Children 18 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if they have received the vaccine.

DCHD said if you get a minor injury like cuts or scrapes while volunteering, and it's been more than 5 years since your last vaccination, you should get an updated shot.

For severe injuries or deep wounds, it is recommended to see a medical provider immediately for help.

For more information visit douglascountyhealth.com.

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