The Clinton County Health Department will be on Kaskaskia College campus on
Tuesday, Nov. 17
to give H1N1 vaccinations.
Location is the Life Long Learning Building.
The following people will be allowed to receive the vaccinations at that time:
Children and young adults ages 6 months through 24 years.
Healthcare students and workers including EMT and Paramedics
Pregnant women of any age
People who are caring for babies under age 6 months
People over the age of 24 who have any of the following health issues:
--Heart Disease (does not include high blood pressure)
--Blood Disease including anemia and sickle cell
--Metabolic Disease including Diabetes
--Neuromuscular or Neurologic Disease...cerebral palsy, seizure disorders etc
--Weakened Immune System due to HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Long term use of Steroids
If you do not fall into one of these categories, an additional clinic will be held at a later date
for the general public and you can receive your vaccination at that time.
****Please note: The Child Care Center will given vaccinations on a different day
The Basics of Preventing the Spread of the Flu
Know the Symptoms of the Flu
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or a shirt sleeve or elbow if no tissue is available)
Stay home if you feel sick
The symptoms of the H1N1 flu are similar to the symptoms of the seasonal influenza:
Fever (a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater)
Lack of appetite
Some people with H1N1 flu have also reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Know What to Do About the Flu