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Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) will offer tetanus vaccinations on a walk-in basis statewide Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vaccinations will be provided to first responders and emergency workers who will be involved in hurricane preparation, response and recovery efforts.
First responders and emergency workers are at higher risk for tetanus because they may receive cuts or puncture wounds while working among hurricane debris and floodwater. Tetanus vaccine prevents the infection commonly known as lockjaw that can occur when bacteria enter such wounds.
Tetanus vaccine will be available at the following DPH clinics:
For more information, call DPH at 302-744-4700.