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First H1N1 vaccines arrive in Kansas

October 8, 2009


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 first batches of swine flu vaccine have begun arriving in Kansas.

Health departments in Saline and Franklin counties reported Thursday that they had received their first allocations of the vaccine.

Midge Ransom, director of the Franklin County Health Department, said her department received 100 doses of the aerosol mist vaccine. The mist is appropriate for healthy people ages 2 to 49.

The Salina/Saline County Health Department received 300 doses of the vaccine, also in the aerosol mist form.

The state health department now expects Kansas to receive about 16,700 doses from the first round of vaccine shipments. That’s about 700 more than originally anticipated.

In Kansas, six people who contracted the H1N1 virus have died.


ralphralph 8 years, 8 months ago

I think I have H1N1. Missed out on the vaccine, but haven't died yet, either. Fever, aches, "gastric discomfort" and a bit of nausea. Could be another, non-famous bug. Now I won't know whether to get the shot if and when it might ever become available.

Harper1249 8 years, 8 months ago

Hey lawrenceguy40, I was just reading about how you're a complete IDIOT!!!!!

Show me a reliable source that backs up your irresponsible claim. Not Drudge or Hannity or the "Loosers of America Who Think Vaccines Were put on the Planet by Aliens" group.

If you a do a Google search on your claim, the only place you find it referenced in is comment sections similar to this. They are attached to articles about the vaccine. It looks some idiot named "C.A. Bouthillier " is going around to every article about the vaccine and posting his/her BS conspiracy theory. I wouldn't be surprised if he/she shows up here.

Again, you're an idiot.

Jean1183 8 years, 8 months ago

ralphralph......I asked a physician that question. The response was "yes"....get the injection. It may be another "bug" and it won't hurt you if it is H1N1.

gr 8 years, 8 months ago

Six people have died. Assuming they were not vaccinated, let's see how many die after vaccination is in full swing.

Responsible reporting will separate the numbers between vaccinated and abstainers. Purchased reporting will not.

Hey Harp. Since you pretend to be one that thinks, show us some reliable scientific evidence showing that vaccination works. It should be readily available, right? Why is it so hidden from the public? You could start with polio and explain how was polio determined before vaccination started and how was it determined after vaccination started. Also explain how many days of experiencing those symptoms was considered to be polio before and after vaccination and explain why was there a change in both of these and other things. While you're at it, you might even explain why polio was in decline BEFORE vaccination started.

I doubt you will. But, here's your chance instead of harping on another.

morganlefay 8 years, 8 months ago

I'm considering possibly getting the H1N1 vax, but only as a shot form. The nasal mist that they just received is a live vaccine, meaning you are coming into contact with a live H1N1 virus and you will get sick regardless! Everyone who gets this live nasal vax will get sick for several days following the exposure! The shot forms are not going to be the live vax, so I'll wait for that if I'm gonna get vaccinated. Check all this info out before making your decision on whether to get the vaccine or not!

Matt Schwartz 8 years, 8 months ago

morganlefay,live attenuated inactive virus.....look it up....your 'facts' are are some exclamation marks since you like to overuse them...!!!!!! (!!!)

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