By Julian Teekaram, Weekend anchor/Video Journalist - bio | email
Lima Ohio -
It's not uncommon to get a scratch or scrape cleaning up debris from last week's storm.
If you do have a puncture wound or a scratch that breaks the skin, medical experts recommend a tetanus shot if it's been longer than five years since your last vaccination. That's because the debris might contain contaminated soil or dust, which eventually could lead to lockjaw. The storm has given folks enough to worry about, don't add lockjaw to the list.
Your physician or the Allen County Health Department can administer the vaccine. Even if you don't have an injury, all adults should receive their tetanus shot every ten years.