Would you like me to provide updates from Saturday’s community H1N1 clinic through LJWorld? In the past, I’ve provided updates on how long line is at the clinic. Let me know through the comments below if it would be a worthwhile service to you. Also, what kind of information would you like to know?
Here’s some information about tomorrow’s Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department clinic:
It will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.
The H1N1 priority groups have been reopened to include:
• All people 6 months through 24 years of age.
• Daily care providers and household members of children younger than 6 months of age.
• All pregnant women.
• Health care and emergency services personnel who have direct patient contact.
• Adults ages 25-64 with chronic health conditions.
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, however, between the child’s first and second doses.
Both the nasal mist and injectable vaccines will be available. As part of the national H1N1 vaccine program, vaccine will be provided at no charge.
People attending the clinic can visit the department’s Web site to download a consent form that may be filled out ahead of time and brought to the clinic.