First batch of the H1N1 given out in clinic at LEC
Nov 9, 2009
Nov 10, 2009
The Laredo Health Department has given out the first batch of H1N1 vaccines.
Hundreds went out to the Laredo Entertainment Center to get their dose of the H1N1 vaccine.
Some were in line since seven thirty in the morning for the doors that opened at ten.
The Laredo Health Department hosted the clinic and had 2,000 doses available. The Health Department was administering the vaccine to those two to 24 years old.
Many parents brought their kids despite concerns over the safety of the vaccine:
"I think it will help to keep them healthier in this winter, keep them safe."
"All of the cases that are showing up in the U.S. I just want to make sure these guys are safe."
The process was simple and it only lasted less than ten minutes. The Health Department had three different rooms to maintain the flow of people.
In the first room, at least fifty people were seated to wait their turn to be screened. In the second room, all the paper work was completed. Then you were sent to a third room where the nasal spray vaccine was given to the patient.
The Laredo Health Department will be getting their second batch of vaccines in the next two weeks and they will concentrate those vaccines in school districts:
"There is no specific number right now. It's unpredictable because the manufacture is making the vaccine as fast as they can."
According to the Laredo Health Department, they already have plans with both school districts to administer the H1-N1 vaccine at the schools.
School districts will let parents know when the vaccines will be available.
The Health Department is hoping they get more doses in the second batch.