Shawnee Co. Schedules Next H1N1 Clinic

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Topeka (WIBW) - The Shawnee County Health Agency has set its next H1N1 vaccination clinic.

It will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Washburn Rural Middle School, 5620 SW 61st. Because of classes and school activities, no one will be permitted on school grounds prior to 4 pm.

The clinic is open to all residents over 6 months of age. Children 9 years old and younger need a second dose of the H1N1 vaccine. If they received their first dose on or before December 30th, they will be eligible for a second dose on January 26th.

There is no charge to receive the H1N1 vaccine at SCHA public clinics.
The SCHA’s Immunization department will be closed on Tuesday, January 26th. All other services will remain open.

Making Your Trip to an H1N1 Clinic Easier
•Wearing layers over a short-sleeved shirt is encouraged for those who may receive injectable version of the H1N1 vaccine.
•Individuals may have to wait outside in the weather conditions, so dress appropriately.
•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.
•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.


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