Free Vaccinations To Flooded Areas

Little Rock – The Arkansas Department of Health will be offering hepatitis A and tetanus vaccinations at some Local Health Units to those impacted by the recent flooding. The vaccinations will be provided at no cost to the patient, but patients should bring their insurance information with them if they have it. Due to the possibility of a debris-related injury after a flood, it is recommended that all responders and residents make sure that they are up-to-date with the tetanus shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccination (DTaP for those younger than seven; Tdap or Td for those seven years or older) across the lifespan:

Infants and children should receive five doses of DTaP by the time they reach six years of age.
Adolescents should receive a single dose of Tdap between 11 and 12 years of age.
Pregnant women should receive a single dose of Tdap during every pregnancy.
Adults should receive a single dose of Td every 10 years.
Adults who are eligible to receive a Td, but have never had a Tdap, should receive a Tdap.
If you receive a wound, you should still see your doctor as other medicines or treatment may be needed.       MORE


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