DHEC announces additional tetanus shot clinics

DHEC announces additional tetanus shot clinics
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COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The state's Department of Health and Environmental Control will continue to offer free tetanus vaccinations on Monday and Tuesday to South Carolina residents affected by heavy flooding.

Clinics will be held at the following locations on these dates:

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Lexington County Library
Irmo Branch
6251 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, S.C.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bloomingdale Community Center
8296 Thurgood Marshall Highway
Andrews, S.C.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Williamsburg County Department of Social Services
831 N. Eastland Avenue
Kingstree, S.C.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DHEC reminds all storm-affected residents that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it has been10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination or you have experienced an injury and your shot is more than five years old.

DHEC will also offer no-cost tetanus vaccinations at health departments statewide beginning Monday. To make an appointment for a tetanus vaccination at a health department near you, call (800) 868-0404.

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