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Health Department providing tetanus shots for tornado victims

Anyone displaced or impacted by the tornado that ripped through Jefferson City can receive a free tetanus vaccine from the Cole County Health Department.

Department Director Kristi Campbell said they had administered about 40 shots as of late afternoon Thursday. The department had a table set up in the Linc, which was housing several groups that made up a Multi-Agency Resource Center.

“Right now, (victims of the tornado have) so much on their minds, and I can’t imagine what’s going through their minds,” said Donna Seidel, a physician with the department who administered shots. “Just a little peace of mind to keep them healthy. Something one less thing they may have to worry about in the future.”

The Cole County Health Department will be available at the MARC until it closes at 1 p.m. Friday.

As the city continues to experience historic flooding, disease-spreading mosquitoes settling into the area is a concern among health officials.

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