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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced today that it will host its first Priority POD (Point of Dispensing) Clinic in Olean Friday, December 11, 2009 from 1 PM to 7 PM at the Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 6 Leo Moss Drive, directly across from the Cattaraugus County Building.
No appointments are required, however, the public should keep in mind that Priority PODs are held for the following CDC identified groups:
The American Red Cross is making an effort again this holiday season to encourage the Southern Tier Community to Give the Gift of Giving. The American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive Food Drive on Monday, December 14th from 12pm - 6pm at the Elks Lodge in Olean, located at 209 West State Street. During this special holiday event, the American Red Cross will not only be collecting blood to help hospital patients locally and throughout the country, they will also be collecting non-perishable food items that will be distributed
November 17, 2009: During the first 8 weeks since the introduction of the Cattaraugus County free prescription drug discount program, county residents filled 110 prescriptions with the cards at discounts averaging 32% and $19.00 for each prescription, Cherianne Wold announced today.
Dr. Kevin Watkins, Public Health Director for the Cattaraugus County Health Department, reiterated the following statement he had made previously on November 4th: “Due to the increased numbers of late requests for the H1N1 vaccine within our previously scheduled priority Points of Distribution (POD) clinics, and the limited supply within our vaccine stockpile, the Health Department will have to postpone the following additional scheduled clinics”:
Tuesday, November 10th, Olean Bethany Lutheran Priority POD
11/4/09 5:30 PM
Dr. Kevin Watkins, Public Health Director for the Cattaraugus County Health Department, made the following statement late today. “Due to the increased numbers of late requests for the H1N1 vaccine within our previously scheduled priority Points of Distribution (PODS) clinics, and the limited supply within our vaccine stockpile, the Health Department will have to postpone the following scheduled clinics”:
As H1N1 Flu Activity Increases, Cattaraugus County Health Department Urges Residents to Stay Home When Sick, Follow Other Preventive Measures
Larger Supplies of Vaccine Expected to be Available by Mid-November
With cases of H1N1 flu increasing and not enough vaccine to meet current needs, the Cattaraugus County Health Department (CCHD) is urging residents to stay home if they are sick and follow other preventive measures to limit the spread of the flu.
Update: November 5, 2009 - Machias and Salamanca H1N1 PODs have been Postponed!
Update: Machias and Olean Locations have changed!
All scheduled PODS (Points of Dispensing) are subject to H1N1 Vaccine availability. Meaning IF vaccine does not arrive, clinics may have to be re-scheduled.
For those in priority groups only!
- Pregnant women
Do you have H1N1 Vaccine? Yes, we have limited supplies of vaccine and are currently dispensing the vaccine to individuals that are in the 5 priority groups as defined by the CDC.
What are those priority groups? Pregnant women, household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age, healthcare and emergency medical services personnel, anyone from 6 months through 24 years of age, persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions such as chronic lung, heart, kidney, liver, blood, etc.