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Health department, area schools announce schedule of H1N1 vaccination clinics

October 30, 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 Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and area school districts will be offering a number of H1N1 immunization clinics during the next two weeks.

The clinics will be for the following Douglas County residents who are at risk of developing complications if they get swine flu:

• People between the ages of 6 months and 18 years.

• Daily care providers and household members of children younger than 6 months.

• Pregnant women.

• Health care and emergency services personnel who have direct patient contact.

Lisa Horn, health department spokeswoman, said the health department should have ample supply of vaccine because they are receiving more doses.

“It does look like we are going to be OK,” she said. “Of course, that’s always scheduled to change.”

The vaccines are free of charge. Both the nasal mist and injectable vaccines will be available at the clinics.

The Lawrence clinics will take place during parent-teacher conferences.

“It going to be a great way for us to get into the school and make it convenient for the parents to do a one-stop shop type of thing where they will be able to see their child’s teacher and then get their child vaccinated at the same time,” Horn said.

Douglas County residents may attend any clinic, but the vaccine has been distributed based on population, so the department encourages people to attend the clinics where their children attend school or that are closer to work or residence.

People attending the clinic can visit or the school districts’ Web sites to download a consent form that may be filled out ahead of time and brought to the clinic.

Here’s a schedule of the clinics:


• Tuesday, Nov. 3 — 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Eudora Elementary School, 801 E. 10th St.

• Wednesday, Nov. 4 — 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Eudora High School, 2203 Church St.

• Friday, Nov. 6 — 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Eudora Middle School, 2635 Church St.


• Saturday, Nov. 7 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Baldwin High School, 415 Eisenhower St.


Wednesday, Nov. 11

• 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Deerfield, 101 Lawrence Ave.

• 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hillcrest, 1045 Hilltop Drive.

• 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., New York, 936 N.Y.

• 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Prairie Park, 2711 Kensington Road.

• 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Quail Run, 1130 Inverness Drive.

• 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Schwegler, 2201 Ousdahl Road.

• 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunset Hill, 901 Schwarz Road.

Thursday, Nov. 12

• 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Broken Arrow, 2704 La.

• 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cordley, 1837 Vt.

• 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Langston Hughes, 1101 George Williams Way.

• 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Pinckney, 810 W. Sixth St.

• 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Sunflower, 2521 Inverness Drive.

• 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Wakarusa Valley, 1101 E. 1000 Road.

• 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Woodlawn, 508 Elm St.


Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 5 months ago

Why not at kennedy? It is the only elem school not on the list.

Karrey Britt 8 years, 5 months ago

A health department spokeswoman said parents of Kennedy School students should have been notified about the vaccination clinic on Wednesday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, which is across the street from Kennedy School.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 5 months ago

Thank you kbritt. I think it is a wrong choice on their part the HD should have taken into account parents that could not take time off then but do fot the conferences.

Nikki May 8 years, 5 months ago

“It does look like we are going to be OK,” she said. “Of course, that’s always scheduled to change.”

What does this mean? They are planning to NOT be ok?

ferretpop 8 years, 5 months ago

Know the facts about the Swine Flu Vaccine before getting your shot!

According to the National Vaccine Information Center:

1 Multi-dose vials of both seasonal and injectable H1N1 swine flu vaccines contain MERCURY, which is a known neurotoxin.

2 Some swine flu vaccines contain FORMALDEHYDE and exposure to formaldehyde has been shown to increase the risk of developing certain CANCERS.

3 It Is unknown whether H1N1 swine flu vaccine is safe to give to all pregnant women, children and adults, especially if they are chronically ill or sick at the time of vaccination.

4 There was an increased risk of developing Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a sometimes fatal inflammation of the nerves, after swine flu vaccination in 1976.

5 GBS and brain inflammation has been reported after seasonal Influenza vaccination.

6 H1N1 swine flu vaccines have not been evaluated for the ability to cause cancer, damage genes or impair fertility.

7 It is not known whether H1N1 swine flu vaccines can harm the fetus if given to a pregnant woman.

8 One H1N1 swine flu vaccine manufacturer product insert states that immune response and safety was only evaluated ''in 31 children between the ages of 6-26 months.''

9 The live virus nasal spray H1N1 swine flu vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women, children under age two or anyone with a history of asthma.

10 The H1N1 swine flu influenza has not been associated with more serious disease or more deaths than seasonal influenza strains that have circulated in the past few decades.

lawrencechick 8 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, that's a real scientific, unbiased site you posted ferretpop. Maybe you should interview some parents whose kids were playing soccer last week and are now on ventilators, before you unnecessarily scare the public.

thelonious 8 years, 5 months ago

I'll second what lawrencechick said in response to ferretpop's post, and add that he/she should also interview the surviving loved ones of the 39, 51, and 52 year old Kansans who were all healthy who died last week from H1N1. Yes, the regular flu kills some people each year (mostly weak, unhealthy elderly folks), but you almost never hear of healthy middle-aged or adolecsent people dying from flu. This H1N1 flu is serious, and folks like ferretpop just spread fear about vaccines that helps to undermine public health for all of us.

Parents, if you can get your kids vaccinted, by all means do it. You will be helping your own child, and you will be helping slow the spread of this terrible pandemic flu virus as well. Don't listen to fearmongers like ferretpop.

gr 8 years, 5 months ago

"and are now on ventilators,"

Well, the pork flu may turn out to be serious and may kill people. But that doesn't mean a vaccine will make any difference. Beneficial difference, that is.

Where's the scientific articles that show vaccines work? I find some that show vaccines harm. I find some that show no benefit.

The flu is bad enough. Don't jump into the frying pan, too!

Protect your kids! Just say no to poison. They may become like those who took polio vaccines.

Check these Time articles. You could be infecting others by getting the vaccine:,9171,861603,00.html,9171,866421,00.html

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