H1N1 Clinic Successful

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Hundreds of pregnant women and small children can rest a little easier now, knowing they're protected from the H1N1 virus.

Health officials with the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department say Friday's H1N1 clinic was a success.

They say doors remained open an hour longer than scheduled, and at least 750 people received the vaccine.

Officials say they were glad to see so many people line up for the vaccine.

"That indicates that people understand the importance of the vaccine at this time, and the importance of getting vaccinated as soon as possible," Sherif Ibrahim, MD with the MOV Health Department, said.

Health officials say all pregnant women and 4-year-old children were able to get the vaccination.

However, the vaccination for children three years old and younger ran out.


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  • by Wayne Location: Vienna on Oct 27, 2009 at 06:01 PM
    The virus is in all the schools on both sides of the river. Closing the schools accomplishes nothing. It would be just like on a snow day, kids getting dropped off at the mall for the day. Want to stop the spread of this virus? When your kids get sick, KEEP THEM HOME!!! I am in the schools everyday and see plenty of kids who were pumped up with Tylenol in the morning so their fever went away and sent off to school. By noon they are sick and spreading the virus to everyone. Schools are there to educate children, not provide all day nursing services. When your child is sick, become a parent and keep your child home.
  • by Julie Location: Parkersburg on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:35 AM
    Something that the Health Dept. failed to make clear is that Children 2 to 9 have to have a second dose 4 weeks after first dose. I hope the doctors have the vaccines by then. I know that the Health Dept is supposed to be having followup clinics for these kids. But that line was rediculous.
  • by Erin Location: Parkersburg on Oct 26, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    Not every pregnant woman can rest easier if they stood in line in the rain for over 3 hours or more (some with children) What about the ones who did not get the vaccine. Having everyone stand together was about crazy as it gets!!! Give the vaccines to the Doctors!
  • by laura Location: waverly, wv on Oct 25, 2009 at 09:03 PM
    yea i think i am...tell me Wade, what's really going on?? FYI my family has not had the shot
  • by donna on Oct 25, 2009 at 05:01 PM
    hey wade, I think you should enlighten us, since we in the Mid Ohio Valley are obviously too ignorant to know.
  • by wade Location: clarksburg on Oct 25, 2009 at 11:01 AM
    great job! now we have the virus spread all over the Mid Ohio Valley! Is everyone compltely oblivious to what is really going on?
  • by kelly Location: parkersburg on Oct 25, 2009 at 04:46 AM
    I THINK THE SCHOOLS SHOULD BE CLOSED UNTIL THIS VIRUS IS CONTAINED.I RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM MY KIDS SCHOOL THAT BOTH MY CHILDREN WERENT GOING TO BE TREATED. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THE B.O.E WONT RELEASE THE NAMES OF THE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE THE VIRUS!! I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHAT SCHOOLS HAVE IT...
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