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Flu Clinics Canceled

October 8, 2004

Home Health United has canceled all public flu shot clinics through Oct. 17.

Persons who are in high risk categories may receive shots at the following clinics: Oct. 12 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Middleton Senior Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave.; Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. at the Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Lacy Road; Oct. 14 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Monona Senior Center, 1011 Nichols Road; and Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colonial Club, 301 Blankenheim, Sun Prairie.

"We will be immunizing according to Centers for Disease Control guidelines," said Pat Harper, flu program manager for Home Health United. "People coming to these clinics will be screened."

There is a limited amount of vaccine and shots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Individuals who meet the following criteria will be eligible to receive a shot:

Adults aged 65 or older.
Persons aged 4-64 years with underlying chronic medical conditions.
Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season.
Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Children aged 4 to 18 years on chronic asprin therapy.
Health-care workers involved in direct patient care.
Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children less than six months old.

Home Health United does not give shots to children under the age of four years.


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