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Health department opens upcoming H1N1 vaccine clinics to anyone

Lawrence resident Molly Kuzinski steadies her 4-year-old son, Devon, as Nora Murphy administers a nasal mist version of the H1N1 vaccination during a Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department community clinic on Oct. 28 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets. The health department's upcoming clinics will be open to any Douglas County resident; there no longer will be priority groups.

Lawrence resident Molly Kuzinski steadies her 4-year-old son, Devon, as Nora Murphy administers a nasal mist version of the H1N1 vaccination during a Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department community clinic on Oct. 28 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets. The health department's upcoming clinics will be open to any Douglas County resident; there no longer will be priority groups.

December 4, 2009

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will make the H1N1 vaccine available to all members of the public at its upcoming clinics.

The clinic schedule:

• Saturday, Dec. 12 — 9 a.m. to noon, Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.

• Tuesday, Dec. 15 — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Lecompton United Methodist Church, 302 Elmore, Lecompton.

• Tuesday, Dec. 15 — 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Community Health Facility.

• Wednesday, Dec. 16 — 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Community Health Facility.

Swine Flu Pandemic

An outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu was reported in Mexico in April 2009. By the end of May, it had spread across the U.S., with all 50 states reporting cases.

The clinics are for any Douglas County resident who wants protection from the virus. As part of the federal vaccination program, the H1N1 immunization will be available to the public at no charge.

Lisa Horn, health department spokeswoman, said the department has about 2,000 doses, with an additional 1,000 on order.

Also, two Lawrence pharmacies are scheduled to receive the H1N1 vaccine next week and will be offering them to the general public. They may charge an administrative fee. The pharmacies are Walgreens, 3421 W. Sixth St., and Sigler Pharmacy, 4951 W. 18th St.

Siglar Pharmacy will be charging $15 and expects to receive 100 doses. As of Friday morning, the pharmacy had a waiting list of 25 people. They will bill any insurance that covers the vaccine.

A Walgreens pharmacy spokeswoman said she didn’t know how much they would charge or how many doses they would be getting.

The health department encourages children under 10 who have received their first dose of the H1N1 vaccine, to receive their second booster immunization at the upcoming clinics. A period of one month must have passed between the child’s first and second doses.

Horn said more health department clinics in Eudora and Baldwin City are planned and will be announced at a later date.

For the latest H1N1 clinic schedule or to download a consent form, visit the health department’s Web site.

Comments

yoornotmee 5 years ago

Yay.

If you get the nasal mist please be responsible and keep out of contact of children, pregnant women, the elderly, and anyone with an immune disorder for 21 days.

“The H1N1 FluMist is made with “live” virus. This means that the H1N1 flu will be a part of the nasal spray formula. It's supposed to be just enough to start your immunity to build defenses to it. The shot is supposed to be a killed virus.

If you take the H1N1 FluMist, you will in fact become a carrier of the H1N1 flu. Information on this drug states that you can and will shed the virus for up to 21 days. That means as you are visiting with your elderly family members, or shopping in the isles of your grocery store or sitting in church with young children and people with immune problems, YOU are going to be shedding the virus H1N1 germs.”

From http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2205843/h1n1_flumist_the_nasal_spray_that_keeps.html?singlepage=true&cat=70

guesswho 5 years ago

So, since young children are getting the nasal mist, how do you keep them from being contact with themselves.

I love the webpage cited by yournotmee; 'associatedcontent', published by people just like you! WOW!! A place to get all of my information, from people who post on the LJWorld website!! (and yes, I am poking fun at myself also!).

Danielle Brunin 5 years ago

Oh for heaven's sake. The person that you are quoting isn't even a doctor, or a health professional for that matter. If you don't want to get the vaccine, that's fine, but don't disseminate false information just because it backs up your self-righteous viewpoint.

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/nasalspray_qa.htm

Now, if you're hanging around with a bunch of bone marrow transplant patients, aka, someone with absolutely no immune system, then you should probably not get the nasal spray. However, they probably shouldn't be out of isolation anyways. When you consider that health workers who have contact with NICU and HIV patients can get the nasal spray, your assertions are false.

lllwll 5 years ago

OK! Before the current health bill being debated, there was no vaccine available to the most needed.

Talk about bull-crap.

When is a lie a lie?

ferretpop 5 years ago

Before spraying flu mist into your child's nose ask to see the manufacturer's package insert.

Here are just a few adverse reactions listed in the package insert from MedImmune’s Intranasal “live” vaccine (the one you see being administered up children’s noses on TV):

* Guillian-Barre syndrome
* Exacerbation of symptoms of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy
* Gastrointestinal disorders
* Immune system disorders, including anaphylactic reaction

Sanofi Pasteur’s package insert reports only “mild” reactions to its vaccine. In the post-marketing of it, however, the company reports:

* Guillian-Barre Syndrome
* Anaphylaxis
* Convulsions
* Vasculitis
* And more…

Mounting Debilities and Deaths from H1N1 Vaccine Sources:

MSNBC November 12, 2009 InfoWars.com November 13, 2009 Time November 15, 2009 ABC News November 17, 2009 The Japan Times October 25, 2009 The Digital Journal October 28, 2009 NBC Washington News November 26, 2009

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/12/05/Swine-Flu-Shot-Side-Effects-Beginning-to-Take-Their-Toll.aspx

LoveThsLife 5 years ago

FYI for those planning on going to the clinics on 200 Maine. I went on Dec 3rd and it was an unorganized mess. With it open to the entire public I assume it will be worse. My suggestion is to get there early...

momofk 5 years ago

to yoornotme: My daughter received the nasal mist. I'm pregnant and received the shot. We have had no problems. It's dumb that people say you can't be around someone that has had the "live virus" for 21 days if you are in the "at risk" group. That would be impossible for me to go in public if I believed that. People are constantly getting the mist so you are never clear from being around it. Go the the CDC's website to get the correct information.

labmonkey 5 years ago

Okay....when given a live virus, it is not a virulent version of the virus, but an attenuated virus. It cannot infect anyone....it lacks the ability.

Boston_Corbett 5 years ago

The idiocy of people like ferretpop will assure more deaths from the flu this year.

Vaccines save lives.

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