On Monday, April 5th—9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Olean Office of the Health Department
Be sure you are up to date on your families immunizations. Immunizations for children under age 19 are free.
H1N1 vaccine will also be available to anyone for free.
No appointment is needed. Read more
Be sure to check the schedule and get a flu shot during the 2012 Public Influenza Clinics.
BRING your insurance card – we will bill the following:
Medicare, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Independent Health, Univera,
Fidelis, Today’s Options, Evercare, and Humana
NO insurance? Cost = $20.00
The 2009 H1N1 Influenza Response Report is available for download at http://ww2.cattco.org/downloads/health/2009-h1n1-influenza-response
The following report is the Cattaraugus County Health Department's review of their 2009 plans and strategies to deal with the Novel H1N1 Influenza.
EVERYONE over age 6 months is now eligible for H1N1 vaccine - please encourage anyone and everyone to come to one of our clinics! Thus far we have scheduled Olean Bethany Lutheran (across from County Bldg), TODAY the 11th, from 1 to 7 pm....and in Cattaraugus on Wednesday, the 16th, at the Fireman's Club on South Street, also from 1 to 7 pm.
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.
Many people are wondering what the differences are between seasonal flu and novel H1N1 flu (Swine Flu). Novel H1N1 flu is caused by a new virus that is different from the seasonal flu we usually see each fall and winter. The virus that causes the seasonal flu changes a little bit each year, but the changes are small and people have some resistance to the virus. This year, the flu virus that is spreading is new and different enough so that many people, especially younger people, do not have much resistance.