Oct 20 2009 | Administration of H1N1 Intranasal Vaccine Continues in Wicomico Schools

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Administration of H1N1 Intranasal Vaccine Continues in Wicomico Schools

The Wicomico County School System and the Wicomico County Health Department are working together to offer the H1N1 intranasal vaccine to Wicomico elementary students.

Clinics are scheduled Friday, Nov. 6, for students at Fruitland Intermediate and North Salisbury Elementary.

Clinics have already been held at Fruitland Primary, Beaver Run Elementary, Westside Intermediate, Prince Street Elementary, Willards Elementary, Pemberton Elementary, Charles H. Chipman Elementary, East Salisbury Elementary, Westside Primary, Delmar Elementary and Glen Avenue Elementary.

Consent forms for the H1N1 vaccine were sent home to elementary parents/guardians, and students whose parents signed and returned the consent form receive the vaccination free on the day of their school’s clinic.

Consent forms have also gone home with middle and high school students. Parents/guardians should immediately sign and return the consent form if they would like their student to be vaccinated. The Health Department will schedule clinics for middle and high school students once it knows how many students have returned signed the signed consent form.

The Wicomico County Health Department (WiCHD) will hold a FREE H1N1 vaccination clinic on Friday, Nov. 6. Appointments are required. Vaccinations are available in intranasal or injectable form. Priority groups for this clinic have been expanded and include the following: pregnant women, persons who live with or provide care for infants under 6 months of age and any individuals aged 6 months-to-24 years of age.

The appointment only clinic will be held at the William C. Fritz building located at 300 West Carroll Street in Salisbury. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-543-6943.

Additional walk-in clinics for individuals within the priority groups will continue to be scheduled as vaccine becomes available. Clinic dates and locations will be posted on the Health Department website at www.wicomicohealth.org. For additional flu information, please call 211 the local H1N1 Resource Hotline.

Tips for parents/guardians on preventing H1N1 are available on the school system's web site at http://www.wcboe.org/resources/documents/H1N1newforparents.pdf.