Archive for Monday, November 2, 2009

H1N1 vaccine clinic today at health department

Leah Jansen inhales the nasal spray H1N1 influenza vaccine administered to her by Colleen Mundstock with the Leavenworth County Health Department.

Leah Jansen inhales the nasal spray H1N1 influenza vaccine administered to her by Colleen Mundstock with the Leavenworth County Health Department.

November 2, 2009

Leavenworth County Health Department will have a free public H1N1 flu clinic from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. today at the health department, 500 Eisenhower Rd. in Leavenworth.

Because early supplies of vaccine are very limited, the county health department is following the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's strong recommendation that initial vaccinations be given to priority groups: pregnant women; persons who live with or provide care for infants less than 6 months old; healthcare and emergency medical services personnel who have direct patient contact; children 6 months through 4 years old; children and adolescents 5-18 years of age who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for flu complications.

Any remaining doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be distributed during another free clinic for the same priority groups from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, at the health department.

Please check www.leavenworthcounty.org on Wednesday to determine if enough vaccine supply exists for the Friday clinic. Additional public clinic dates will be announced on the Leavenworth County Web site as vaccine supply allows.

Additionally, Lori Golon will be holding an H1N1 vaccine clinic open to the general public who fall within the five established priority groups listed above from 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, in the second floor lobby of the Cushing Medical Plaza Building, 1001 6th Ave., Leavenworth. The cost for this clinic will be $15.00. Only cash payments will be accepted and payment must be rendered at time of service.

The H1N1 vaccine has also been distributed to various private providers in the community who are also only immunizing the priority groups listed above. To view a list of providers who have been given the vaccine and who each private provider is willing to vaccinate visit www.leavenworthcounty.org. 

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