Shots: Basketball And Tetanus

Curious about whether or not you need a tetanus shot before you help sandbag? 

Officials from the NDSU Student Health Service and the State Health Department say that floodwaters will not increase your risk for tetanus, and vaccines are not necessary unless dealing with contaminated water or flood cleanup. 

Students can make an appointment for a tetanus booster shot by calling Student Health Service at 1-7331. Fargo Cass Public Health also has scheduled tetanus shot clinics today through Friday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fargodome and Hope Lutheran Church, 3636 25th St. S., Fargo. The cost is $40 and Blue Cross Blue Shield will be accepted for adults.

Steve Bergeson, University Relations, was in the Briarwood neighborhood in south Fargo today and has a great story about the NDSU men’s basketball team, and coach Saul Phillips, sandbagging. CBS Sports from New York was there too. You can find Steve’s story on NDSU’s Flood Page at

CBS will be airing their story about the BB team on Saturday. Stay tuned for more information…