The Tri-County Health Department has asked the Douglas County School District to provide space for free H1N1 vaccinations within the community. …
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The Tri-County Health Department has asked the Douglas County
School District to provide space for free H1N1 vaccinations within
Beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 at ThunderRidge High School – a
school hit hard by a suspected outbreak of the H1N1 virus last
month – will be lining up by the hundreds.
The following flu shot clinic will be from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at
Legend High School in Parker, with another on the following day at
the same times at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands
The final vaccination clinic is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Nov. 21 at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. Many parents
have been awaiting delivery of the H1N1 vaccine, while others are
still unsure about the potential safety risks associated with the
Dr. Richard Vogt, executive director for Tri-County Health, is
trying to ease concerns by informing residents that the vaccine is
perfectly safe. It is manufactured in much the same way that
seasonal flu vaccines are produced, with slight modifications, he
Tri-County has also partnered with schools in Adams and Arapahoe
counties for the free vaccinations. Vogt recommends that even those
who are recovering from an illness, whether identified as swine flu
or not, to get vaccinated.
However, officials are not guaranteeing that everyone who
attends one of the clinic locations will receive a vaccination. The
district is disseminating a survey to determine the level of
interest in attending the clinics, but they do not commit the
respondents to a clinic visit.
To take the survey or for more information, visit www.dcsdk12.org.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands
4-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Legend High School in Parker
4-8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at Castle View High School in Castle
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