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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.
SEASONAL FLU VACCINE
NOTE: Your own doctor may be your best option for getting seasonal flu vaccine. Many health care providers have received supplies of seasonal flu vaccine, while other providers are still waiting to receive their vaccines. Providers will continue to receive vaccines in the coming weeks, and vaccination for seasonal flu will continue through November and December, in time to provide protection against the seasonal flu.