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Tdap vaccinations available

Orange County Public Health will begin administering public Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccinations at:

Orange County Health Dept.

2014 10th Street

Orange, TX 77630

Dates:  Thursday March 24 @ 7am – 7pm

Friday March 25 @ 7am – 3pm

Outbreaks of communicable diseases after floods are unusual. However, the rates of diseases that were present before a flood may increase because of decreased sanitation or overcrowding among displaced persons. Increases in infectious diseases that were not present in the community before the flood are not usually a problem. If you receive a puncture wound or a wound contaminated with feces, soil, or saliva, have a doctor or health department determine whether a tetanus booster is necessary based on individual records.

Specific recommendations for vaccinations should be made on a case-by-case basis, or as determined by local and state health departments.

Citizens should contact their local healthcare provider for specific questions or concerns.

 More information is available on the CDC website http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.asp

www.co.orange.tx.us/emergencymanagement.html  for contact information Facebook Page, search for:  Orange County Office of Emergency Management 409-882-7895 OCEM Office number