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Parkersburg H1N1 Vaccination Clinic, Upcoming Clinics

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

Before the doors even opened Thursday evening, about 300 people lined up outside the Dils Center in downtown Parkersburg to have their children vaccinated against the H1N1 virus.

The line outside dwindled quickly as health officials led children and parents through two waiting rooms inside the Dils Center.

Health officials said they had about 500 doses to administer.

According to a health department press release, the clinic was for all elementary school kids who have not received the vaccine yet.

The clinic continues until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Another clinic is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6 for elementary school children who have not been vaccinated. This clinic is at the same time and place.

This Saturday, Nov. 7 the Mid-Ohio Valley Health department will be holding a clinic at the Dils Center for pregnant women, children 6 months to 18 years of age, health care workers, and household contacts of infants under 6 months old from 9 am to 1 pm.

Wednesday, Nov. 18 there will be a vaccination clinic at the City Park Pavilion from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. for pregnant women, children 6 months to 24 years of age, health care workers, household contacts of infants under 6 months old, and 25 through 64 of age with underlying health conditions.

Saturday, Nov. 21 there will be a clinic at the Dils Center on Market Street from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. This clinic is for pregnant women, children 6 months to 24 years of age, health care workers, household contacts of infants under 6 months old, and 25 through 64 of age with underlying health conditions.

Tuesday, Nov. 24 there will be a clinic at the Dils Center on Market Street from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. This clinic is for pregnant women, children 6 months to 24 years of age, health care workers, household contacts of infants under 6 months old, and 25 through 64 of age with underlying health conditions.

The Washington County Health Department will conduct an H1N1 flu mist vaccination clinic this Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Washington County Health Department in Marietta.

Since it is the flu mist vaccine that Washington County Health Department is administering, officials released a statement that only the following people can receive it:

- Anyone age 2 years to 24 years with no long-term health problems.
- Adults age 25 to 49 who live with or care for infants age six months or less, and who have no long-term health problems.
- Health care and emergency medical service personnel age 49 and younger with no long-term health problems.

Officials said other adults are not eligible to receive the flu mist vaccine at this time and pregnant women cannot receive the mist vaccine. According to the health department, children age 6 months to 2 years will receive shots at a different clinic which will be announced when injectable vaccine becomes available.

For more information on the H1N1 vaccine log on to www.cdc.gov.
For a complete list of upcoming vaccination clinics in West Virginia, log on to www.movhd.com


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