Archive for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department schedules more H1N1 vaccination clinics

December 16, 2009

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will make the H1N1 vaccine available during an all-day clinic Monday, Dec. 21.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.

That’s in addition to a clinic scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, Dec. 16, at the Community Health Facility.

The clinics are for any Douglas County resident who wants protection from the virus. There is no charge and no appointment is necessary.

Clinics also are scheduled for Eudora and Baldwin City in early January.

They will be:

• Wednesday, Jan. 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Eudora Middle School, 2635 Church St., Eudora.

• Thursday, Jan. 7, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Baldwin High School, 415 Eisenhower St., Baldwin City.

The health department encourages children younger than 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.

To help expedite the process, clients are encouraged to download a consent form at www.ldchealth.org, fill it out and take it to the clinic. A second consent form must be filled out for children receiving their second dose.

Comments

frank mcguinness 5 years, 5 months ago

Come one, come all.

Come on down and get your vaccines.

Like tony the tiger says......

They're Great!

Scattered 5 years, 5 months ago

We were at the clinic last night....for about twenty minutes!!

The Health Department and volunteers did a wonderful job of swiftly moving people through the long lines. Very efficient! My only suggestion is to let the line wind another direction near the entrance. Because of the speed of the line, fortunately nobody had to wait outside, but with a bigger crowd it might have been a possibility.

It will be a shame if people do not take advantage of this chance to protect themselves and their families from this deadly disease.

grammaddy 5 years, 5 months ago

Will these be the full strength vaccines or the "watered-down" versions that had to be recalled due to lack of potency?

frank mcguinness 5 years, 5 months ago

Oh come on grammaddy, you know the answer.

They'll be the way god intended them. lol

redmorgan 5 years, 5 months ago

I agree, Scattered. I was at the Saturday clinic. It was busy, but the line went FAST. They had a very efficient system for getting people in and out quickly. They did a great job :)

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 5 months ago

Thank you health department for offering this. I will be there on Monday.

gr 5 years, 5 months ago

"There is no charge "

But how is it being paid for?

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