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December 15th, 2009
County provides H1N1 vaccine

STAFF REPORT

Following suggested guidelines from the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Hays County Personal Health Department (PHD), is now offering the H1N1 vaccine to anyone who wants it.

The PHD’s supply is considered “a safety net.” Thus, the PHD recommends that persons check first with their usual health care providers about vaccine availability. A flu vaccine locator service available at www.TexasFlu.org to help locate providers with vaccine.

The Hays County PHD H1N1 vaccine clinic, located at 705 West Hopkins Street (RR 12), Suite 112, in San Marcos, provides only the H1N1 flu vaccine. No  other PHD services or vaccines are available there.

Clinic hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The PHD also offers the vaccine during its monthly immunization clinic in Dripping Springs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Precinct 4 Building, 195 Roger Hanks Parkway. All PHD clinics are closed during county holidays. For more information about the H1N1 vaccination, contact the clinic at (512) 393-5580.

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0 thoughts on “County provides H1N1 vaccine

  1. Don’t be a sucker. Say no to this pharmaceutical scam. No offense to the well meaning people of the health department. Nevertheless, before you get your shot, ask them to produce a copy of the random, double-blind, placebo clinical trials that prove that vaccines are safe and effective. They can’t because there aren’t any.

  2. If you look at the pandemic of 1977, when H1N1 or Swine Flu re-emerged after a 20 year absence, there is no shift in age-related mortality pattern. The 1977 “pandemic” is, of course, not considered a true pandemic by experts today, for reasons that are not entierely consistent. It certainly was an antigenic shift and not an antigenic drift. As far as I have been able to follow the current events, the most significant factor seems to have been that most people, who were severely affected, were people with other medical conditions.

  3. during the height of the H1N1 or Swine Flu epidemic, i was very afraid to get infected with this disease and i wore face mask whenever i got into heavily populated areas.

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