SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Westchester County Department of Health, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, will provide tetanus vaccinations Friday at no cost at the South Salem Firehouse, 1190 Route 35.
The vaccinations will be offered from 2 to 6 p.m.
The shots are for first responders and anyone who has been involved with cleanup after Superstorm Sandy.
People who removed debris from homes, parks, roads, treatment plants and other critical facilities after the storm could be vulnerable to tetanus.
“Tetanus is a serious infection caused by bacteria present in dust, soil and manure,” said County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD. “The bacteria can enter your body through a puncture cut or wound, and this vaccine provides protection.”
New York Medical College physicians and alumni, in collaboration with the health department, will give the vaccines.