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Add tetanus shot to your hurricane kit

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The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County reminds Bay Area residents to get their tetanus vaccinations updated.  Especially before hurricane season. 

Tetanus is a bacterial disease that affects nervous system and causes major muscle spasms.  It can lead to death. It can be contracted through a dirty cut or wound.

Disaster areas with a lot of floating debris put people at risk for injuries. Even a small cut or scratch is enough to get Tetanus. That's why DOH-Sarasota officials remind people to check if they are up to date on their shots and boosters.

You can contact your primary health care provider or the department of health in your county to get information and shots if necessary.

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