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H1N1 flu shots to be given at Livingston Jr. High on Jan. 12
Polk County Enterprise - January 2010
LIVINGSTON — Local emergency management officials have joined with the Angelina County and Cities Health District to offer a H1N1 vaccination clinic at Livingston Junior High from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 in the cafeteria. Parents must accompany students. Vaccinations will be made available free of charge to all students, siblings, and faculty/ staff. County Judge John Thompson, and Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Shine coordinated with the health district in the early days of fall to schedule vaccination clinics specifically for the H1N1 vaccine for Polk County schools. “Those school clinics got off to a great start in November with the long awaited arrival of H1N1 vaccine to our area. Corrigan, Goodrich, Onalaska, Big Sandy, and Leggett ISD students were provided the opportunity to be vaccinated for the H1N1 Influenza Virus,” said Sharon Shaw, spokeswoman for the health district. The second round of vaccinations for Polk County students will be January. All children ages 9 and under are required to receive a second dose or a “booster” dose to offer the fullest amount of immunity against the H1N1 Influenza. This dose is to be administered approximately 30 days after the initial dose. The Health District will be scheduling evening clinics with each Polk County School District throughout the month of January; for initial doses of vaccine and second doses. Each school district will be sending home information regarding the dates. The Health District in Lufkin will continue to offer the H1N1 Vaccine at its clinical facility at 503 Hill Street, until vaccine allocations are gone. Please go to the CDC website for more information regarding Seasonal Influenza and H1N1 Influenza.