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Dane County H1N1 clinic expands to include at-risk adults


MADISON (WKOW)-- Over 1,100 people got the H1N1 vaccine at a public clinic in Madison.

A total of 1,152 persons were vaccinated at Public Health – Madison & Dane County’s first targeted H1N1 immunization clinic:

· 2 % pregnant women

· 33 % children 6 months through 4 years

· 12 % people who live with or care for children less than 6 months old

· 13 % children 5 to 18 years old, with underlying health conditions

· 25 % adults with underlying health conditions

Since there is still plenty of vaccine for Wednesday’s clinic, the target groups are expanded. Below is a list of the groups who have the opportunity to get immunized tomorrow:

· Pregnant women,

· Children 6 months through 4 years

· People who live with or care for those less than 6 months

· Anybody with an underlying health conditions, of any age (children and adults).

The Clinic will be open from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and is at the Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center. Gates will open 30 minutes before the clinic begins. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

People are encouraged to download and fill out the consent form and bring it with them to the clinic. If someone else is bringing your child, fill out and sign the consent form. The consent form is located at http://www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/immunization/vaccine.cfm


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison and Dane County health officials say they're opening up this week's walk-in H1N1 vaccination clinics to anyone with an underlying medical condition.

Officials say they made the decision to open up the clinics to more people because they are experiencing less demand than was expected for the vaccine.

Officials say through 1 p.m. Tuesday, 300 doses had been distributed.

Director of Public Health Dr. Thomas Schlenker said 14,000 doses were available to distribute when the clinic was opened Tuesday morning.

The doses were to be reserved for pregnant women, children younger than two, and children 5 to 18 with underlying health conditions.

Schlenker said it was expected the pool of clinic vaccine recipients would be expanded to include anyone with underlying health conditions, but it happened more quickly than expected.

Schlenker encouraged anyone who now falls into the eligible category to come and receive the vaccine.

Madison nurse Laura Francis brought her two daughters, ages three and nine months, to receive the vaccine, after her medical provider did not have enough supply to vaccinate all interested patients.

Tracy Lloyd of Stoughton said a similar lack of available vaccine at her year old niece's doctor's office prompted her to bring the child to the Dane County clinic.   Lloyd said she knew two people who had been recently hospitalized with the H1N1 virus and her family made a priority of having the girl receive the vaccine. 

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