LCDHD will be sponsoring a free Tetanus shot clinic at this year’s Pulaski County Farm Field Day thanks to a grant from the Pulaski County Health Department. The Medicine Shop will be administering the shots during the event. Rodney Dick, member of the Pulaski County Health Department Board of Directors, initiated the grant.
Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from stepping on a nail, or through a burn. The infection causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. Farmers, in particular, are at risk of exposure to Tetanus. The tetanus shot can prevent tetanus. It is given as a part of routine childhood immunization. Adults should get a tetanus shot, or booster, every 10 years. If you get a bad cut or burn, see your doctor – you may need a booster. Immediate and proper wound care can prevent tetanus infection.
Farm Field Day is open to the public and will be held September 12, 2019. Please R.S.V.P. by 9/9/19 by calling the Pulaski County Extension Office at 606-679-6361. There is a charge for the meal for anyone that is not a member of the Cattlemen’s Association.
Pictured (l to r) Rodney Dick, member Pulaski County Board of Directors, John Burnett, Pulaski County Conservation District, and Angela Troxtel, Medicine Shoppe.