Thursday, November 05, 2009


Just a local public service announcement.

The vaccine is here! The vaccine is here!

Peoria City/County Health Department received 10,000 units of H1N1 vaccine today...finally. So, if you're interested in getting the shot, next week's schedule is as follows:

Monday, Nov. 9th 4-7 p.m. at IVC High School in Chillicothe.

Tuesday, Nov. 10th 4–7 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson School in Peoria.

Wednesday, Nov. 11th 9 a.m. - Noon at Expo Gardens in Peoria

Thursday, Nov. 12th 3:45-6:45 p.m. at Illini Bluffs High School in Glasford

Friday, Nov. 13th 1-4 p.m. at the Henry Fire Protection District in Henry

(If you choose to get it Tuesday or Wednesday, you might get yours truly as the vaccinator. Lucky you! heh)

The CDC is recommending that only pregnant women, household contacts and caregivers to infants under 6 months, all people from six months to 24 years old, and those 24–to–65 who are more susceptible to flu complications get the vaccine.

And here are the symptoms, also via the CDC:
Fever, which is usually high, but unlike seasonal flu, is sometimes absent
Running nose
Sore throat
Body aches
Fatigue or tiredness, which can be extreme
Diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes, but more commonly seen than with seasonal flu

Wash your hands! Cover your cough! Stay home if you're sick!

Unfortunately, my grandbaby was diagnosed with it today and is getting started on Tamaflu. Get well soon, honey. I love you!


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