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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Area residents urged to get vaccinated

  • Area
    residents urged to get
    vaccinated
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  • Boonville­–In an effort to ensure that all Missourians are vaccinated against Pertussis, the Cooper County Public Health Center will be hosting three TDAP immunization clinics on July 9, 16 and 23. All clinics will be held from 9 –11:30 a.m. and 1–4:30 p.m.
    There will be a $20 administration fee, although no one will be turned away based on ability to pay. The Cooper County Public Health Center is located at 17040 Klinton Drive Boonville, MO 65233. No appointment is needed and if an individual has any questions they are urged to call the Health Center at 660-537-2626.
    Who should receive TDAP?
    Children 11 years and older, adults (including woman who may become pregnant and adults 65 years and older) who expect to have close contact with a baby younger than 12 months of age and pregnant woman after their 20 week of gestation and preferably during the third trimester should receive the vaccination.
    According to www.doh.wa.gov, what is the TDAP vaccine?
    It protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Teens and adults should get TDAP vaccine in order to help protect themselves against whooping cough and prevent the spread of disease to others.
    Help protect babies from whooping cough because they have the highest risk of serious illness from whooping cough. Anyone in close contact with a baby, including parents, siblings, child care providers, grandparents, and healthcare workers, should get a single dose of TDAP vaccine.
    Funding for this vaccine is a special, one-time grant for mass vaccination clinics as part of emergency preparedness for Cooper County. So help prevent, promote, and protect your loved ones and get the TDAP vaccine.
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