Friday, November 20, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Shot Clinics In Milwaukee

Flu shots provided by the City of Milwaukee, and Tamiflu-resistance swine flu found in North Carolina

November 20, 2009

Milwaukee (HNNUSA) - City health officials had another H1N1 vaccine clinic at South Division High School on Friday. Hundreds of people including children were vaccinated from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
H. Nelson Goodson received an H1N1 vaccine shot from Carlos I. Velázquez one of Milwaukee's finest EMS fire fighters at South Division in the 1400 block of W. Lapham Ave. Goodson said that he decided to get the shot after city health officials allowed anyone to get the shot as a preventive measure. People waited at least 30 minutes to get process and received the shot. This was the second clinic offered to the general public.
On Nov. 13, health officials vaccinated about 2,900 high risk people including children at South. State health officials confirmed 30 deaths contributed to the H1N1 flu virus. The flu shots were provided free of charge to the public by the City of Milwaukee.
North Carolina health officials reported a drug resistance H1N1 flu virus has been discovered at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham. Doctors say the Tamiflu-resistance mutated virus has spread to four patients at the Center and five patients at a hospital in Wales have also contracted the mutated virus.
Health officials say the current H1N1 flu vaccine could become useless in treating the mutated swine flu virus.

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