Free Tetanus Shots Being Given To Flood Victims

Mary Ellen Briscoe

Mary Ellen Briscoe, 81, of Longmont, Colorado pauses in her garage as she looks over historic family photos trying to dry that were flooded in her basement. as residents clean up in the wake of a week of heavy flooding on Sept. 16, 2013, in Longmont. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Free tetanus shots are being offered for Colorado flood victims and rescuers.

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment says there are a limited number of shots available for people who have been or will be exposed to flood waters or involved in cleanup efforts.

The vaccines will be available at the Northern Colorado Disaster Assistance Center on Thursday.

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