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PHD needs volunteers for H1N1 vaccine campaign

HAYDEN, Idaho - The Panhandle Health District (PHD) needs volunteers to help distribute and administer the H1N1 influenza vaccine to residents in the five northern counties over the next few months.

PHD estimates about 100,000 north Idaho residents will get the vaccine.  Vaccinating those residents against H1N1 will require people with medical backgrounds as well as interpreters, teachers, office workers, managers, wheelchair pushers, direction guides, snack preparers and more. PHD will coordinate the vaccination effort and dedicate much of its staff to the job.  The health district will also work with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) on the vaccination campaign. 

Hundreds of volunteers will help speed and smooth the vaccination process.  Anyone willing to volunteer time and expertise during H1N1 and other public health crises can call (208) 415-5238, or sign up for the MRC by clicking here.
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