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      Free tetanus vaccination clinic for flood victims and first responders in Madison County

      Madison County Health Department will hold a free walk-in tetanus vaccination clinic for flood victims, first responders and flood recovery workers on Tuesday, July 9 from 2 to 6 pm a the DeRuyter Town Hall, on the corner of Utica Street and Seminary Street.

      Health Officials are urging anyone involved with last week??s flooding who have not had a tetanus vaccination in the last 5 years to get a tetanus booster shot.

      Tetanus can be a serious infection that causes painful muscle tightening and stiffness, usually all over the body. It enters the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds in the skin. Tetanus can be fatal, killing about 1 out of 5 people who are infected. It can be prevented by getting vaccinated.

      Officials caution people not to wait to get medical attention if you are injured while cleaning up. Additional tetanus clinics will be held at Madison County Health Department at 138 North Court Street, Building 5 in Wampsville on July 12 from 8:30-11:30am, July 17 from 3:30-5:30pm, and July 19th from 12:30-3:30pm.

      For more information, visit madisoncounty.ny.gov .