South Hadley, MA - On Wednesday, January 13 the town of South Hadley located in Western Massachusetts held its sixth successful H1N1 flu vaccination clinic.
Over the course of 5 hours, upwards of 800 vaccinations were given out to people, both residents and non-residents of the town, in order to stop the spread of the 2010 H1N1 flu virus. The clinic was open to the public and shots were given to those of all ages.
Children under the ages of ten are recommended to have two doses of the vaccine in order for it to be effective. So the event also served as a follow-up for some children who had been given the first dose either at the doctor’s office or a prior clinic at school.
The event was held from 3pm to 8pm in the auditorium at the Town Hall where thousands of vaccines we’re made available free of charge to anybody who desired to receive one.
Although some people we’re overheard issuing complaints about wait-time, long-lines and lack of organization, it should be noted the event was staffed with a mere 5 nurses and 11 local volunteers who worked extremely hard to make this opportunity possible.
With the help of only 16 people, over 800 shots were successfully administered to the local public, so a special thanks to all those who volunteered at this and all prior events. Your time has helped hundreds of people fight the 2010 strain of influenza virus.
Feel free to contact myself or your local Board of Health offices around Boston for upcoming clinic information. It is also always a good idea to talk to your doctor about the health benefits/implications that go along with the H1N1 virus and vaccination.