Shawnee County Ready for Next H1N1 Clinic

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

KANSAS EXPOCENTRE -- The second of Shawnee County's four pbulic H1N1 vaccination clinics is set for Thursday, November 5th at the Kansas Expocentre. People do not need to line up until 8:00am before the doors open at 10:00. The clinic will operate until the vaccines run out, up until 2:00 Thursday afternoon.

Vaccines at the clinic will be directed to healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients, pregnant women, children 6 months to 18 years of age, and caregivers of children 6 months of age or younger.

You should wear layers of clothes to be comfortable in the weather, and allow for your vaccination to be given. Anyone who already has the flu should not receive a vaccination until they feel well. Nurses will be stationed at four areas to evaluate people and find the most appropriate vaccine.

Two more clinics are scheduled for November 12th and 19th. Kansans are encouraged to protect themselves from the virus and all other communicable diseases by covering their coughs and sneezes, washing their hands, keeping their living and work areas clean, and staying home from work or school if they're sick.

You can always call the H1N1 hotline connected through the United Way's 211 services number, and get your questions answered at the official government website: www.flu.gov.


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