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Health Departments in two counties gearing up to give H1N1 vaccine to public

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

Lexington residents wishing to fight the flu this fall will soon get their hands on the H1N1 vaccine through a series of weekend clinics hosted by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

It all begins Saturday, November 7.

Anyone can get the vaccine at the clinics, but health officials urge anyone included in a priority group to come out.

Those priority groups are, as indicated by the CDC as, pregnant women, people between the ages of 6 months through 24 years, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, people ages 25-64 with chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems and health care and emergency services personnel.

The clinics will be held based on vaccine availability.

The H1N1 vaccine clinic schedule is:

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1600 Man O' War Blvd.
Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21
Tates Creek Middle School, 1105 Centre Parkway
Jessie Clark Middle School, 3341 Clays Mill Road

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5
Henry Clay High School, 2100 Fontaine Road
Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road

1-5 p.m. Dec. 6
Henry Clay High School, 2100 Fontaine Road
Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 12
Beaumont Middle School, 2080 Georgian Way
Lexington Traditional Magnet, 350 N. Limestone

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 19
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1600 Man O' War Blvd.
Tates Creek High School, 1111 Centre Parkway

All H1N1 vaccines provided by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be free.

In Madison County the H1N1 vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine will be offered in walk-in clinics.

The Walk-in Clinics for seasonal flu will be on Thursday, 22 October from 12 noon till 6:30 pm. There are no restrictions on who can receive the seasonal vaccine. The charge is $25, and MCHD accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare replacement plans, and some commercial insurances.

In addition to the walk-in clinic for the regular seasonal flu, MCHD is offering the Live, Intranasal H1N1 vaccine for target populations on Friday, 23 October from 11 A.M. till 6:30 P.M. at both Richmond and Berea clinic locations. There is no charge for the H1N1 vaccinations.

With the H1N1 walk-in clinic, the health department is targeting the following groups:

Health care workers who provide direct patient care

Parents and caregivers of infants less than 6 months of age

Healthy children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old

Daycare workers and people who care for children in their homes


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