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Dane Co. to begin H1N1 vaccinations at schools Tues.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Public Health begins its school vaccination program on Tuesday in the Madison school district.

Dane County health care workers are preparing vaccine supplies and vaccinating the workers who will actually administer the school vaccines.

Local hospitals and clinics say they're getting swamped with calls about vaccine availability for the general public.

Karen Palmer, a director of UW Clinics, says the public is "concerned" about H1N1 and the call volume at clinics is up as a result.

Melissa Wollering, spokeswoman for Dean Health, says the local health care community is working together to coordinate its outreach plan to avoid public confusion.

UW Hospitals and Clinics says its first shipment of H1N1 vaccines arrived on Friday, but vaccines are not available yet for the public.  Spokeswoman Lisa Brunette says the hospital is currently vaccinating its own health care employees.

UW has about 12,000 doses of the vaccine but it reserving them for health care workers and high-risk patients.  It estimates the general public can start receiving vaccines in about two weeks.

Learn more:

For a list of the scheduled clinics (subject to change), click here and look for H1N1 Flu News.

Public Health reschedules Day 1 of school vaccine clinics (October 15, 2009)

Parents consider H1N1 vaccine for their kids (October 13, 2009)

Dane County schools make plans for H1N1 clinics (October 12, 2009) 

 

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