Friday, October 30, 2009
Preparations for the H1N1 vaccination clinic are continuing at the Board of Health (BOH), with the vaccine refrigerator arriving next week. It was noted at the BOH meeting on Tuesday, October 27, that there is no news yet when exactly the state will start shipping vaccines to Carlisle, but the hope is to be able to hold the clinic in late November or early December.
The board has been tracking school absences to be aware of possible outbreaks but so far there is no cause for concern. A poll of parents said that 60% plan to get their children vaccinated and the board secretary has been receiving three to four calls a week concerning the clinic. The clinic will be held in the school gym, and most likely staffed by volunteer medical personnel.
The most current information about clinic dates and times can be found on the http://flu.masspro.org/clinic/ website, and more information about flu, H1N1 and vaccination can be found here: www.mass.gov/dph/flu. Roughly 300 doses of the H1N1 vaccine have been administered to the most at-risk patients in Massachusetts so far. ∆
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