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Garfield County Public Health is giving free tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, or Tdap shots this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Rifle and Glenwood Springs Public Health offices, for anyone 18 years and older.

Adults need tetanus boosters every 10 years. Just one shot protects against three diseases. Pertussis or “whooping cough” is highly contagious and potentially fatal to any baby under 12 months of age. Researchers have found that in up to 83 percent of cases, infants catch it from family members. Getting the adult vaccine Tdap helps prevent giving this dangerous illness to babies. No appointments necessary. Please call Public Health at 970-625-5200 or 970-945-6614 if you would like more information.

A vaccination and licensing clinic sponsored by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, for both cats and dogs, will be held Saturday at Apple Tree Mobile Home Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cats must be in a carrier; dogs must be on a leash or carried by a capable person and under control. Multiple pets are welcome. If you need assistance handling multiple pets, please call (970)945-0453 before the clinic so we can arrange for help.

Rabies vaccinations are $10; all other vaccinations are discounted as well.

In a story about Peter Sharpe and his hockey supply and skate sharpening business that appeared on Monday, it was incorrectly reported that Sharpe played hockey in college.

Sharpe was an avid recreational hockey player and participated in men’s leagues, but he did not play at the collegiate level.

The Post Independent regrets the error.

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