Free immunization clinic tomorrow for flood workers, volunteers

Lewis and Clark Public Health, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, will hold a special immunization clinic tomorrow to help protect the health of homeowners, workers, and volunteers who are sandbagging or otherwise working in flood waters.

Free tetanus shots and other immunizations will be provided.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the health department, 1930 Ninth Avenue. Participants should bring an insurance card if they have one. No appointment is needed.

Flood water mixes with everything it touches, including raw sewage, animal waste, pesticides, and other chemicals, so you should assume that it’s contaminated. When the water subsides, clean-up can be risky, too.

Being up to date on tetanus and other vaccinations is one important way to lower your risk of getting sick.