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More H1N1 clinics announced by county health department

Saturday, November 28, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Health Department, in partnership with the Putnam County Hospital, will be conducting H1N1 flu vaccine clinics for Putnam County children and students ages 6 months to 19 years at North Putnam and Greencastle Schools.

On Monday, clinics will be held at the North Putnam Middle School. A morning clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The H1N1 "shot" vaccine will be available for high school and middle school students at this time. All students will need to have a vaccination consent form signed by a legal guardian in order to receive the vaccine at this time.

Also, an evening clinic will be held at NPMS from 3:30 to 7 p.m. for children younger than middle school age and other children whose parents need to be present. Both the H1N1 vaccine "shot" and the nasal "mist" vaccine will be available at this time.

On Tuesday, clinics will be held at the Greencastle High School. A morning clinic will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The H1N1 "shot" vaccine will be available to high school and junior high school students at this time. All students will need to have a vaccination consent form signed by a legal guardian in order to receive the vaccine at this time.

A Tuesday evening clinic will be held at GHS from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. for children younger than middle school age and other children whose parents need to be present. Both the H1N1 vaccine "shot" and the nasal "mist" vaccine will be available at this time.

The Health Department urges the parents of children who have already received the H1N1 vaccine to ask their school system to remove submitted consent forms and to ensure their children do not receive a duplicate vaccination.

On Thursday, a clinic will be held at the Community Building in the Putnam County Fair Grounds from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The H1N1 vaccine will be available to all people ages six months to 64 years old during this clinic. Both the "shot" and "nasal mist" vaccine will be available during this clinic.

PCHD would like to assure those over the age of 64 that the H1N1 vaccine will be available to them in the coming weeks. At this time, the H1N1 virus is primarily affecting people under the age of 65, unlike seasonal influenza. The health department continues to urge those 65 and over to get the seasonal flu vaccine.

Questions regarding these clinics and H1N1 response in Putnam County can be referred to the Putnam County Health Department at 653-5210.



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