Hundreds Flock to H1N1 Clinic

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

For months people have anxiously awaited the H1N1 vaccination, and a large number of doses were given in Parkersburg Friday.

A line of children and pregnant women wrapped around the Dils Center, through the bus garage and even further down the street; all hoping to get vaccinated.

The clinic offered free H1N1 vaccinations for expecting mothers and children between six months and four years of age.

"It's kind of overwhelming, but I can understand everyone's fear," Linda Mason, a grandmother, said about the line.

"She just knows that she's gonna get a shot and she don't like it," Jessica Freshour said about her daughter.

The H1N1 clinic began at 2:00 Friday afternoon, but folks started lining up at 7:00 in the morning.

As of 5:30 p.m. officials say it's likely the vaccine will run out before reaching the end of the line.

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  • by DB Location: Vienna on Oct 24, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    9 and under have the chance to get the shot even if they didn't return their form saying they wanted it. 10 and up will not have the chance until after the middle schools are vaccinated. How does this make sense??? Middle school before older elementary school?
  • by parkersburg resident Location: Parkersburg, WV on Oct 24, 2009 at 01:40 PM
    I wish they had enough supply avaliable in Wood County for people that have pre-existing conditions that put them at high-risk for the swine flue. I have a couple friends and family members that have pre-existing medical conditions and I'm VERY worried about them. I also work in the fast-food industry handling money at the registers & I've been told money is one of the germiest things you can handle so I've been using lots of hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. I really hope everyone takes this seriously and that they can produce more h1n1 vaccines for everybody.
  • by jennifer Location: walker on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    i received a call from boe and they say 9 and under will receive the shot on the 26th of october
  • by BJ Location: WV on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:30 PM
    I am thankful for the oppertunity to get vaccinated as I am 7mo. pregnant. I am thankful to my husband who thought enough to take me down early, we arrived a lil' after 10:00am, so there was no worry about getting shot. Met some nice people, am just sorry not everyone may of been able to get vaccinated. We were amazed at the lines upon leaving. My thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone. I am still worried my daughter may have to wait a long time before becoming vaccinated due to age she is in middle school. Best wishes to all!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 at 04:04 PM
    We just got a notification that Wood County Schools will only be giving the H1N1 vaccinations to children ages 8 and younger Monday as they have a limted supply. The rest of the school age children will not be vaccinated until sometime in November.
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