Shawnee Co. Sets H1N1 Vaccination Clinic

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Topeka (WIBW) - The Shawnee County Health Agency has scheduled another H1N1 vaccination clinic.

It's set for 5 to 8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Seaman High School, 4850 NW Rochester Rd. The clinic will end earlier if the vaccine supply runs out.

Since school will be in session with activities following, no one will be permitted on school grounds prior to 4 pm. Those attending the clinic should use the main west commons entrance #1.

The vaccine doses are free and will be available to anyone over six months of age. Children 9 years old and younger will need to have a second dose of the H1N1 vaccine. If they received their first dose on or before December 16th, they will be eligible for a second dose on January 12th.

The SCHA’s Immunization department will be closed Jan. 12 due to the clinic. All other services will remain open.

Making Your Trip to an H1N1 Clinic Easier
(From Shawnee Co. Health Agency)
•Wear a short-sleeved shirt as you may receive the injectable version of H1N1 vaccine, which is given in the upper arm.
•Individuals may have to wait outside in the weather conditions, so dress appropriately. Camping out is strongly discouraged.
•Nurses will be on site to evaluate individuals to identify the most appropriate vaccine type a person qualifies for and receives. Both injectable and nasal mist versions of the vaccine will be available in limited supplies.
•Individuals experiencing influenza like illness should not seek a vaccination until they feel well and have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
•Vaccinations will be provided at no cost during this clinic.
•Be patient! The Shawnee County Health Agency is working as quickly as possible to vaccinate the public. Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.


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