(OLATHE, KS – June 24, 2010) The Johnson County Health Department is still offering free H1N1 vaccine during its normal immunization clinic hours, listed below.
“Vaccination against H1N1 is still important,” Lougene Marsh, Johnson County Health Department director, said. “We are encouraging anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to get one this summer. It’s not too late to protect yourself and those around you.”
Most Americans remain susceptible to H1N1 flu. Of the 309 million residents of the United States, about 60 million were infected during the past year and 75 million got the vaccine (some of whom may also have been infected). That leaves at least 174 million, or 56 percent of the population, still vulnerable.
Influenza vaccines work and are very safe. The H1N1 flu vaccine has a strong safety record, despite fears among some that the vaccine had been rushed to market.
Vaccines are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, no appointment is necessary.
Clinic hours:
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1st Monday of the month, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Olathe clinic only)
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Olathe clinic only)
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Mission only)
Clinic locations:
Mission – 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission, Kansas, 66202
Olathe – 11875 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS 66061