Barbara Schnitker, director of clinical services for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and a registered nurse, will answer questions about the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.
The chat will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at LJWorld.com. Questions can be submitted early at LJWorld.com/chats.
Schnitker can talk about the virus, the vaccination for it, and the upcoming community immunization clinics.
The first H1N1 immunization clinic will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Haskell Indian Nations University’s Coffin Sports Complex, 155 Indian Ave. It will be for those most at risk of suffering complications if they get the swine flu or for those who work with such people.
Those in the priority group are: pregnant women, people between 6 months and 24 years, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months, health care and emergency services personnel and people ages 25 through 64 who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications.