- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s health department says free vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis are being offered at county health offices in 29 counties affected by recent floods.

Health officials say tetanus vaccinations are recommended for anyone who hasn’t had one in more than 10 years. People dealing with floods or storm cleanup are deemed at greater risk for tetanus infections.

In the event of a puncture wound or wound contaminated by floodwater, individuals should consult a health care provider.

More information on the vaccinations can be found at the Mississippi State Department of Health website.

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