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More clinics in the works

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dr. S. Rahim Farid
Clay County Health Officer Dr. S. Rahim Farid told The Brazil Times recently that vaccination clinics for all county citizens are currently being planned.

"We're working on having a public clinic in the health department," Dr. Farid said.

The clinics -- specified for H1N1 vaccinations -- could take place in the last week of December, Dr. Farid said, and another, he said, could take place in January.

"We're trying to get two days during the week especially allocated for H1N1," Dr. Farid said.

Dr. Farid added the clinics would be by appointment only. Those interested should call 448-9019, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dr. Farid added there should be enough vaccines for the proposed clinics.

As of December, there have been no confirmations of swine flu in Clay County, according to Dr. Farid.

The health department has had vaccination clinics for specified people so far this year.

The first clinics took place in October and were for school-aged children.

The second clinic took place in November and another was set in late November.

There was also another clinic during the first week of December for school children that needed the second dose of the vaccine in addition for pregnant women, children 6-months to 24-years-old, health care and emergency medical workers, anyone who takes care of or lives with infants 6-months or younger and anyone 25-64 with certain chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system.

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by the time the vacine gets to the general population there will no longer be a need for it

at the very least its good our health care workers and our children are protected

-- Posted by dovelw on Tue, Dec 15, 2009, at 5:46 AM

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