No cost tetanus shots available Friday in Weed

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Devastation on School Hill fronts the view of a bare Mt. Shasta Sept. 17, 2014. Conditions that set the stage for the Boles Fire Monday afternoon have never happened here before according to Weed Mayor Bob Hall. Low levels of moisture in both ground and air, the ongoing drought-empowered winds gusting up to nearly 40 miles per hour fan a small fire on the west side of town into a firestorm that seared a path of destruction from School Hill to Angel Valley.

Siskiyou County Public Health is offering no cost tetanus shots Friday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at College of the Siskiyous in Weed.

Lynn Corliss of the Office of Emergency Services team in the City of Weed said shots are urged for anyone who will be in fire-affected areas looking through debris, going through rubble or helping clean up.

According to a press release, “It is important to be current on your tetanus booster prior to beginning this type work.”

It is suggested that if it has been five years or more since your last dose that you receive a booster.

The clinic will be held in the old Life Sciences building at the COS Weed campus.