IMPORTANT NOTE FROM NURSE ON H1N1 VACCINE
Many concerned parents have inquired about the H1N1 vaccine. Western had planned to administer the vaccine through the Wedco Health Department, but supplies are limited.
On Saturday, November 7th, Wedco District Health Department in Scott County is having an H1N1 flu vaccine clinic from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (or until the vaccine is depleted). Getting your immunization is strongly recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
They have limited quantities of the flu mist and injectables of the H1N1 vaccine. The earlier you go, the more possibility you have of receiving the vaccine. The clinic will focus on the high risk target groups: emergency workers; pregnant women; health care workers; caregivers for children under 6 months of age and younger and children with chronic medical conditions or with a weakened immune system. Vaccines will be FREE. They will be having more clinics in the future as vaccine becomes available.
In case you are unable to get your vaccine in Scott County: The Fayette County Health Department will hold H1N1 vaccine clinics for priority groups in Lexington on November 7th from 9a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Locations: Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School at 1600 Man-O-War Blvd. and Bryan Station High School at 201 Eastin Rd.
Lexington Priority Groups include: pregnant women; healthy children and adults ages 6 months to 24 years of age; individuals who line in homes with or care for children under 6 months of age; people ages 25 -64 whose health is compromised; and health care and emergency workers.
The vaccines will be FREE!
Their flu hotline is; 859-288-7529.
*Future clinics in Lexington:
November 14th at the parking lot at Lexmark from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 21st at Tates Creek Middle School and Jessie Clark Middle School.
December 5th at Henry Clay High School and Bryan Station High School.
*Clinic dates and times may change according to availability of the H1N1 vaccine.