Nov 24, 2009 4:00 PM by sleonard
LAFAYETTE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals HAS CHANGED THE TIME OF ITS CLINICS IN LAFAYETTE PARISH.
The department will provide H1N1 2009 flu vaccines to Lafayette Parish students on December 5, 2009 FROM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lafayette Parish School System has partnered with state health officials to open its schools for the vaccine clinics.
Earlier this month, students were given a release form and information packet to take home to their parents.
Parents should read the information and fill out the release form, and take the release with them to the clinic on December 5 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Parents who did not receive the packet can download it online at www.lpssonline.com/h1n1info.
The department now is offering the vaccine to LPSS faculty and staff, but LPSS officials are asking
employees to come to the clinics after 1 p.m. It is most important that our children receive the vaccines first, officials said.
LPSS staff will be assisting state health officials in taking histories, but DHH staff will be administering the vaccine in nasal and injection form. Families can start lining up at 8:30 a.m. but no earlier. Anyone who is not in line at 4 p.m. will not be seen.
Parents of children who have asthma, other respiratory conditions or any chronic health condition should consult with their physician prior to arriving at the clinic. Children with asthma and/or respiratory conditions will not receive the nasal vaccine. The vaccine is for children in grades pre-K through 12 only. People in other age groups, even those in the identified risk groups, should contact their physician or the health unit for vaccine. There are five sites where the clinics will be offered. Families should go to the site assigned to their home zone.
Families zoned for Acadiana High School will receive their vaccines at Scott Middle School.
Families zoned for Carencro High School will receive their vaccines at Carencro Middle School.
Families zoned for Comeaux High School will receive their vaccines at Plantation Elementary School.
Families zoned for Lafayette High School will receive their vaccines at Lafayette Middle School.
Families zoned for Northside High School will receive their vaccines at the N.P. Moss Annex (old N.P. Moss, at the corner of Mudd and Moss streets).
Families with questions can call the parish Health Unit at 262-5311 or the school nurse office at 521-7980.
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