Governor Joe Manchin Speaks to Area Students about H1N1

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin made a visit to Blennerhassett Junior High School Thursday to talk to students about the importance of getting the H1N1 vaccination.

Governor Manchin explained how contagious the virus is, and urged anyone who gets the swine flu to stay home.

Thursday's visit was part of Manchin's effort to educate people about the severity of the virus.

"We want to make sure all of our people in West Virginia are informed. Sometimes the best way to inform our parents and grandparents is through our children, and basically our children are the most vulnerable right now," Governor Manchin said.

Governor Manchin also spoke to students about getting a good education and building character.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    bet ya he got his h1n1 shot when know body else his age could
  • by Lisa on Nov 20, 2009 at 06:53 AM
    The sixth graders did not get to hear the governor's speech. However, they did get to watch his helicopter land. They also were in the hall when he entered the building and he shook their hands. This really made their day. To them, he was someone famous and it really got them excited.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 20, 2009 at 04:18 AM
    I thought Blennerhassett was a MIDDLE school.
  • by Lisa Location: Parkersburg on Nov 19, 2009 at 06:28 PM
    Leave it to a politician to give the speech after most of the H1N1 flu has already made it's rounds.
  • by sami bush. (: Location: p-buuurg. on Nov 19, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    awh, im in this. (;
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