Archive for Tuesday, November 3, 2009

H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics for students and the public continuing throughout the week

People wait in line Tuesday at an H1N1 clinic at Eudora Elementary School. Clinics for students and the public will continue throughout the week.

People wait in line Tuesday at an H1N1 clinic at Eudora Elementary School. Clinics for students and the public will continue throughout the week.

November 3, 2009

Eudora USD 491 and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department began H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics Tuesday.

Barbara Schnitker, director of nurses for Lawrence Douglas Health Department, said about 200 students and about 100 members of the public were vaccinated at a clinic at Eudora Elementary School.

“The clinic has gone very well and Eudora School District has been marvelous,” Schnitker said.

Clinics for students and the public will continue throughout the week.

The clinic for Eudora High School will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at EHS, and the clinic for Eudora Middle School will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at EMS.

Only students whose parent or guardian has signed a consent form will be allowed to get the vaccine at the clinics taking place during school hours.

Clinics for members of the public who are in priority groups will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Eudora High School and from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Eudora Middle School.

Priority groups include children between the ages of 6 months to 18 years; caregivers or parents of children younger than 6 months old; women who are pregnant; and healthcare and emergency medical service workers in direct contact with the disease.

Schnitker also said the health department expects more doses of the vaccine in the coming days, so the shots likely will be available to members of the public who are not part of the priority groups.

For more information this week’s clinics, go to eudoraschools.org or ldchealth.org.

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