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Public Health decides where clinics' surplus vaccine will go

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Public Health - Madison and Dane County announced Friday that the surplus vaccine from two public vaccination clinics held earlier this week will be split between future - yet to be planned - clinics and to local health care providers.

PHMDC says 7,095 doses of the H1N1 vaccine were leftover.

Part of those doses will be saved for public clinics still being planned and part will be distributed to local providers who can administer the vaccine efficiently to those who need it most.

Online reporting by Steve Korioth
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Read the entire news release below:

Madison WI – November 20, 2009 -  Public Health – Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) immunized 6,237 people at its targeted H1N1 community immunization clinics held Tuesday and Wednesday this week at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.  Wednesday was the busiest day with 5,085 people immunized and an average of 600 people immunized per hour.

The target groups reached both days included:

  • 1%       Pregnant Women
  • 19%     Children 6 months through 4 years
  • 10%     Living with or caring for children under 6 months
  • 6%       Children with underlying health conditions
  • 40%     Adults with underlying health conditions

54% of those who received immunizations were from Madison; 41% from Dane County, outside of Madison; and 5% from outside of Dane County.  People came from 25 communities in Dane County and 58 Wisconsin communities outside of Dane County.  Eight people came from other states.

The clinics were a true collaborative effort with over 150 people staffing the clinic each day from a variety of organizations.  Over 90 public health staff were working at the clinic each day but, in one way or another, all 170 PHMDC staff were involved in the planning, execution and support of this effort.  In addition, PHMDC appreciates the help and support of the following organizations:  staff of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Town of Madison Fire and Police Departments, Madison Fire and Police Departments, Dane County Sheriff's Office, American Red Cross-Badger Chapter, Home Health United, RTM Security and Dane County Emergency Management.

PHMDC currently has 7095 doses of vaccine left.  Part of the left over vaccine will be saved for the next round of  public clinics being planned and part will be distributed to local providers who can efficiently administer it to those most in need.

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