Free tetanus shots available in Herkimer County

Oriskany Creek flooding

Free tetanus shots are available to neighbors hardest hit by recent flooding in Herkimer County.

The New York State Department of Health has sent an additional 200 doses of tetanus vaccine to help people in the Herkimer and Mohawk communities on the governor's orders.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo toured flood damage in the Village of Mohawk Tuesday evening. Mohawk Mayor James Baron expressed a need for more tetanus shots, to help neighbors as they sift through flood debris and rubble.

The vaccine will be administered from 9 a.m. through noon today (Wednesday), at the Salvation Army on North Prospect Street in Herkimer, and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mohawk Village Fire Station on Columbia Street.

State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will be at the Mohawk Fire Station Wednesday afternoon to help distribute shots to neighbors.

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