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H1N1 Vaccine Available to All

Monday December 21, 2009

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today announced it will be offering immunization clinics for anyone interested in obtaining the H1N1 vaccine.

The clinics will operate four days a week for three weeks - from January 4 through January 22 - and will be by appointment only. Both the nasal flu mist and the injection forms of the vaccine will be available. The clinic locations and hours of operation are:

Urban Government Center
810 Barret Ave.

Middletown Fire Station
108 Urton Lane

Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Station
4500 Kerrick Lane

Monday
12 noon to 7 p.m.

Wednesday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday
12 noon to 7 p.m.

*All clinics will be closed on Jan. 18 in observance of the M L King holiday.

Tuesday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday
12 noon to 7 p.m.

 

To schedule an appointment, call the local H1N1 hotline at 568-4161 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We have focused our efforts on vaccinating the high risk groups,” said Dr. Adewale Troutman, Public Health & Wellness Director. “The vaccine supply issues seem to have been smoothed out and we feel it’s now time to offer the vaccine to anyone in the community who wants it.”

Children age nine and younger who have received their first H1N1 immunization will be able to get the booster at these clinics. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. People can help to alleviate clinic waiting time by downloading Vaccine Information Statements and consent forms found by clicking here and by filling the forms out ahead of time and bringing them to the clinic. People are also urged to wear either a short sleeved or sleeveless shirt – something that gives nurses quick and easy access to the arm.

Metro Public Health and Wellness is also making H1N1 vaccine for the general public available at all Family Health Center sites. Family Health Center Portland is also operating walk-in H1N1 clinics for those 18 years of age and older beginning today on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Health and Wellness has also made H1N1 vaccine available to a number of stores in the area such as Walmart, K-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and Meijer. These stores may charge an administrative fee for the vaccine. Click here for a list of these stores along with the administrative fee of each of them.
 
The department recently ended an intensive effort to vaccinate public, parochial and private school children. Nearly 50,000 children were vaccinated over a three week period by holding clinics in ten schools a day for three weeks. Nurses from Public Health and Wellness, Jefferson County Public Schools and Norton Healthcare administered the immunizations.
 
Metro Public Health and Wellness has also immunized more than 22,000 children and adults at public H1N1 clinics held in November at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, at the Urban Government Center and at New Zion Baptist Church. It has also distributed more than 122,000 doses to 296 hospitals and health care providers throughout the community.

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