Tetanus Shots Common After Joplin Tornado

9 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, June 20 2011 Jun 20, 2011 Monday, June 20, 2011 3:36:00 AM CDT June 20, 2011 in News
Source: Jamie Goncalves
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Thousands of people have gotten tetanus shots in Joplin as residents, volunteers and emergency workers aid in the cleanup from a deadly tornado.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says local officials have administered about 13,000 tetanus shots. And that's just part of the health precautions being taken in the area.

The department says its staff has distributed 36,000 toothbrushes, more than 10,000 single-use insect repellant wipes and about 4,000 single-use sunscreen wipes.

The department also passed out free supplies following the flooding in southeast Missouri, including more than 3,300 bottles of hand sanitizer.

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