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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Free tetanus shots available to UI employees helping with flood preparation

UI employees who are volunteering with flood preparations are encouraged to check with their primary care provider to see when their last tetanus vaccination was administered.

If it’s been 10 years or more, a tetanus booster vaccine can be administered in the University Employee Health Clinic, 1097-1 Boyd Tower, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. UI employees will need to present University ID card to receive the vaccine at no charge. No appointment is necessary. If the employee does not have a UIHC hospital number, they will need to register as a hospital patient. For more information call 356-3631.

If it’s been less than 10 years since their last tetanus vaccination, no further action is needed.

For more information about tetanus immunization as it relates to floods, check the Iowa Department of Public Health Web site at