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The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that it is expanding the H1N1 vaccination group to include healthy school age children and young adults. During the past few weeks, DHS has been monitoring the vaccine supply with public and private providers, as well as allocations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based upon the H1N1 vaccine supply and feedback from providers, Wisconsin is returning to the original CDC target group recommendations today.
"We applaud the work of providers across the state in working to reach those individuals with underlying health conditions, which make them more-at-risk for influenza complications," said State Health Officer Dr. Seth Foldy. "We're pleased that we are able to expand the group even further today as we know that vaccine is one of the most successful tools in protecting the health of people in our state."
With today's expansion, Wisconsin's public health organizations and private health care providers will have the flexibility of vaccinating individuals within the CDC's original target group. This includes:
Wisconsin has been allocated, or assigned, more than one million doses of H1N1 vaccine by the CDC. However, there is still not enough to open vaccinations to the general public statewide at this time. DHS continues to monitor the vaccine supply and will continue to expand the vaccine groups as quickly as possible.
Additional vaccine will be manufactured and distributed throughout the influenza season and the CDC is indicating there will eventually be enough vaccine for anyone who wishes to receive it.
People may call 2-1-1 to find out an H1N1 or seasonal influenza vaccine clinic nearest them. A "clinic finder" is also available online at http://pandemic.wisconsin.gov or www.wisconsinfluclinic.info.
Students who are experiencing flu-like symptoms that will cause them to miss class should contact the Dean of Students office. The Dean of Students office will then send notification to instructors. At the same time, instructors who are being contacted individually by students should request that the students contact the Dean of Students office at 715-232-1181.
UW-Stout's Pandemic Flu Plan
Archived H1N1 (Swine Flu) memos.
To learn more about influenza, visit http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/influenza/index.htm
For Wisconsin’s pandemic influenza plans: http://pandemic.wisconsin.gov
NOTE: This site is updated daily.
For more information about CDC and Swine Flu: http://www.flu.gov
The H1N1 vaccine is now available to people between 6 months and 64 years of age. The Student Health Services is offering free H1N1 vaccine to the campus community. Please call 232-1314, press option #1, or stop in to receive the free H1N1 vaccine.
The hours 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. No shots are given from noon to 1 p.m. The clinic will be closed at noon Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30.
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