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    Oregon schools get H1N1 vaccine

    Monday, October 19, 2009 | 2:05 PM

    First round begins Monday, October 26

    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is working with the Oregon City Schools to give the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine to children in school.

    On Monday, October 26, students at Fassett Middle School, Starr Elementary School and Jerusalem Elementary School will receive the injectable form of the vaccine.

    Students at Wynn and Coy Elementary Schools, Eisenhower Middle School, and the Challenger Learning Center will receive the vaccine on Tuesday, October 27.

    Clay High School students and those from another off-campus facility will receive the vaccine on Wednesday, November 4.

    Because students nine years old and younger will need two doses of the vaccine spaced about three weeks apart, a second round of clinics in the elementary buildings will be held the week of November 16.

    Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to help run the clinics. Volunteers are asked to contact Nurse Cherie Sexton at 419.693.0455, ext. 2007 or Dawn Henry, Director of Student Services, at 419.698.6000, ext. 3295 for training information.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?se...cal&id=7072021
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    Re: Oregon - Novel H1N1 Vaccine Availability

    Just a note about the thread title - this is not in the state of Oregon.

    It is in Ohio, and the area is Oregon City, OH (not Oregon City, OR, which is just outside of Portland). The article title at the WGTV website is misleading in this regard - I am from Oregon, and when I read the article, I quickly found that I didn't recognize a single school, county and the phone numbers don't have our area code.

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      Re: Ohio - Novel H1N1 Vaccine Availability

      H1N1 vaccine clinic planned

      Jolene Craig
      POSTED: October 19, 2009



      PARKERSBURG - The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will hold an H1N1 influenza vaccine clinic Friday for pregnant women and young children, an official said.

      The clinic will be 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the MOVHD office at 211 Sixth St. in downtown Parkersburg. Vaccine will be available to pregnant women and children ages 6 months to 4 years, said Dr. Sherif Ibrahim, regional epidemiologist for the MOVHD.

      The vaccination clinic comes after officials announced that a pregnant Wood County woman died as a result of complications of the H1N1 virus. Ibrahim continued to decline to release details of the woman's name, age or where she died.

      She was the first confirmed death in Wood County and at least the fifth person in West Virginia to have died of the H1N1 flu. She is also the first death reported from the flu that was not in Cabell County.

      The clinic is aimed at pregnant women and young children because pregnancy increases susceptibility to H1N1, Ibrahim said. While pregnant women represent only 1 percent of the U.S. population, nearly 6 percent of H1N1 deaths are women who are pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

      "The immune systems of pregnant women are weakened and vulnerable to viruses," Ibrahim said. "Any woman who is pregnant should get both the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine as soon as it is made available."

      Ibrahim continued to urge pregnant women who experience flu-like symptoms - including fever, headache, nausea, cough and sore throat - to immediately contact their physician.

      The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will announce other H1N1 clinics as vaccine is available. For more information, contact the department at 304-485-7374 or 888-550-6797.

      http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/...id/522812.html
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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        Re: Ohio - Novel H1N1 Vaccine Availability

        First H1N1 Vaccine Clinics Scheduled

        Monday, October 19, 2009 10:59 AM

        COLUMBUS, Ohio — Health officials on Monday announced the dates of central Ohio's first community H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics.

        The clinics will be open to groups that are at a greater risk of complications to the virus, according to Columbus Public Health.

        That group includes health care providers, pregnant women and caregivers of children under 6 months of age.

        The first clinic will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Columbus Public
        Health, located at 240 Parsons Avenue.

        The second clinic will be sponsored by the Franklin County Board of Health on Wednesday at the Grove City Recreation Center.

        The vaccines will be administered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

        Health officials said the supply of vaccine is limited, but it will be provided free of charge.

        "Our goal is to move vaccine as soon as possible into peoples' arms so that we can protect the residents in those subgroups," said Jose Rodqiguez with Columbus Public Health. "If, unfortunately, we happen to run out, then we ask those residents to come back to next clinics, which should be announced before the end of the week."

        Flu Mist, the nasal form of the vaccine, will be provided to health care providers and caregivers.

        The injectable vaccine will be administered to pregnant women.
        Watch 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for continuing coverage.


        http://www.10tv.com/live/content/hea...y_clinics.html
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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