The Liberty County Health Department currently is offering free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines, which are recommended for children ages 11-19 and adults.
The limited number of free vaccines will be given at the health department at 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville through January. The vaccine will be available after January at regular cost.
In 2010, there were 27,550 reported cases of pertussis nationally. Because infants cannot be vaccinated against pertussis, it’s important for those who are in close contact with young children to get vaccinated.
“This is a chance for us to offer a very beneficial vaccine at no cost to our residents,” health department nurse manager Annie Washington said. “We hope that the citizens of Liberty County will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.”
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted.
For more information, call the health department at 876-2173.