The flood information website for the University of Colorado Boulder contains resources, contact lists, and Q&A's to answer your questions, and your students' questions. Visit www.colorado.edu/2013flood.
Exposure to flood waters alone does not increase the risk of tetanus. However, during flood cleanup, the risk of wounds may be increased. For this reason, cleanup workers should be sure that they are up-to-date with tetanus vaccination, ideally before starting cleanup activities. Adults need a tetanus booster shot every 10 years.
Residents involved in cleanup activities should contact their regular healthcare provider to arrange for a tetanus booster, if needed. Residents who do not have a healthcare provider may receive the vaccination at a Boulder County Public Health Immunization clinic. The cost is $21.50.
For more information visit www.BoulderCountyShots.org or call 303-413-7500 (Boulder) or 303-303-678-6166 (Longmont).