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Health Department offering free vaccines for flood victims
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In response to the major flooding experienced throughout Barton County communities, the Barton County Health Department has received tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)  vaccines from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to administer to those affected, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.  

“If you have not had a tetanus vaccine in the past five years, it is necessary to receive a booster dose to ensure you are protected,” she said.  This includes the residents that homes have been affected and those assisting in clean up and those responding to emergency situations.  

Barton County Health Department hours are:

• Monday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

These vaccines are free of charge. There is no need for an appointment and services are provided on a walk-in basis.  

For any questions, contact Karen Winkelman, registered nurse, or Schneider at the Health Department, 620-793-1902.