Created on Thursday, 05 November 2009 13:30

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-373-2391

Health Department Vaccinates Another 3,000

The Marion. County Health Department vaccinated 3,030 individuals during today’s H1N1 public clinic at Lafayette Square Mall.

More than 1,000 individuals were in line when the clinic opened just before 10 this morning. More than 2,000 individuals received vaccine within the first 90 minutes.

The first individuals arrived before 6 this morning and the last individual was vaccinated at 2:35 p.m.

Local health officials are pleased with the results of the three clinics held at Lafayette Square.

“We have been able to protect more than 9,300 individuals through these first three public clinics. We continue to encourage those in the at-risk group to get vaccinated when they can,” said Virginia A. Caine, M.D., director, Marion County Health Department.

An additional 3,000 individuals were vaccinated last month at H1N1 clinics coordinated by HealthNet.

The next Marion County Health Department public H1N1 Vaccination Clinic will be Saturday, November 7 at Warren Central High School from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is for those in the at-risk group only. Long lines are expected and individuals should plan accordingly.

Those coming to the Saturday clinic should enter the Warren Central High School campus from the East 21st Street entrance and follow security officer direction to parking and main entrance of the school.

Individuals with flu-related questions can call the 221-3366 Marion County Health Department Flu Helpline. The bi-lingual helpline is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.