About 2,000 people receive Swine Flu vaccine at Health District Clinic - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

About 2,000 people receive Swine Flu vaccine at Health District Clinic

SPOKANE, Wash. - About two thousand Spokane area people came to the Spokane Veteran's Arena to receive a free H1N1 vaccination Saturday morning. The clinic was organized by the Spokane Regional Health District provided over 100 volunteers to staff the event.  The Health District says a final count of those vaccinated will not be ready until all paperwork has been finalized.  

"Today's clinic went smoothly and we were able to protect more than 2,000 people from the H1N1 virus," said Dr. Joel McCullough, Health Officer for the Spokane Regional Health District. "Our community has thousands more people in high-risk categories who should also be vaccinated. We hope they will also protect themselves from the H1N1 flu, which can be very serious."  

The Health District is planning several upcoming clinics; each one will depend upon vaccine supply. The Health District says nationally, H1N1 vaccine shipments have been slow, and quantities far lower than expected. They say if national delays affect local supply, adjustments in vaccination efforts will likely be necessary.

For updated H1N1 vaccination clinic information you can visit www.srhd.org, or call 324-1495.  

Dr. McCullough also complimented all of the groups that helped in the planning and staffing of the clinic. "This was the first big test of the emergency planning we have been doing with our partners for several years, and it is clear that those efforts paid off."

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