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H1N1(Flu) Information




H1N1 Vaccinations

The Clinton County Health Department will be on Kaskaskia College campus on
Tuesday, Nov. 17 from9:30am-12:30pm and 4-6:30pm 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)
        --Lung Disease
        --Kidney Disease
        --Liver Disease
        --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
  • 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
Know the Symptoms of the Flu

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)
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of appetite
  • Coughing
Some people with H1N1 flu have also reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Know What to Do About the Flu
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  • Cover your cough
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • If you have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hrs after that fever has ended
  • Get a vaccine when it becomes available
Tips to help you get through a bout with the flu.
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