Archive for Thursday, November 5, 2009

H1N1 flu clinics offered

November 5, 2009

Leavenworth County Health Department will have a free public H1N1 flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Health Department, 500 Eisenhower Rd., Leavenworth.

Because early supplies of vaccine are limited, the 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.

Please check www.leavenworthcounty.org on Thursday to see if the list of priority groups eligible for the vaccine has been expanded.

Additionally, Dr. Lori Golon, a Leavenworth physician, will be conducting an H1N1 vaccine clinic open to members of the public who fall within the five established priority groups. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, in the second floor lobby of the Cushing Medical Plaza Building, 1001 Sixth Ave., Leavenworth. Cost for this clinic will be $15. Only cash payments will be accepted and payment must be rendered at time of service. County officials said the cost of the vaccine is free, but the money will be used to cover administrative costs.

The H1N1 vaccine has also been distributed to various other private providers in the community, who also only are immunizing people within the priority groups. The list of providers who have been given the vaccine to distribute can be viewed at leavenworthcounty.org.

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