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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 18, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Officials with Washington County Public Schools and the county's health department are hoping that at least half of the county's elementary school students will take advantage of free flu vaccines that are being offered this year. Ed Masood, the schools' supervisor of health and physical education, fine arts and athletics, said he believes it is the first time a program of this type has been offered in the county. All eligible Washington County public elementary school students ages 5 to 11 may be vaccinated against influenza.
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December 1, 2008
Flu clinic set for Tuesday FREDERICK, Md. -- The Health Department will hold another community flu clinic from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the center-court area of Frederick Towne Mall. No appointments are necessary. Flu shots, FluMist and pneumonia vaccine will be available. Flu shots and FluMist cost $20 each. Coupons for $10 off flu shots and FluMist can be printed from the Health Department's flu clinic Web site at www.co.frederick.md.us/flu . Coupons are also available at the nursing division of the health department.
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December 15, 2006
Franklin Co. to host block grant meeting CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Planning Department will host an informational meeting about community development block grants at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Franklin County Administrative Annex at 218 N. Second St. Application procedures and questions about qualifying projects will be discussed, and applications will be available. If interested parties are unable to attend the meeting and need information, calls can be made to Dan Wolfe at 717-261-3855.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 23, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com For Washington County residents who were not among the thousands were got a dose of the flu vaccine, more is on the way. The Washington County Health Department said Monday it has ordered 1,000 doses of the FluMist influenza vaccine and will begin immunizing residents again on Dec. 30. The immunizations, to be performed at the health department's 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. location, will be administered to...
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | January 12, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com The beginning of the 2003-04 flu season has been a rough one, based on the number of cases reported to the Washington County Health Department. A department spokesman said reported cases early in the season increased by more than 700 percent over the same period last year. But while increased cases of influenza appear to have affected bed availability at Washington County Hospital in recent weeks, school officials say attendance has not been hurt more than previous years.
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October 16, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. -- "Overwhelming attendance" at flu clinics in Frederick County on Friday exhausted the county's supply of injectable seasonal flu vaccine, the Frederick County Health Department said in a news release. A clinic site at Urbana High School closed early, and flu shots were no longer available at clinics at Gov. Thomas Johnson and Brunswick high schools by 1 p.m., the release said. The clinics at Thomas Johnson and Brunswick were still offering FluMist vaccine, but only to children 5 to 11 years old. The health department is expecting additional seasonal flu vaccine shipments and will schedule clinics at that time, the release said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH and MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 20, 2009
TRI-STATE -- Shipments of the H1N1 flu vaccine have only been trickling into the Berkeley County Health Department, but administrator Bill Kearns said Tuesday they still have been able to vaccinate some emergency responders. "We're getting it in small shipments," Kearns said. "Today, we received like 20 doses. " Roughly half of Berkeley County's population is considered at-risk for getting H1N1, but Kearns said priority groups, including health care workers, emergency response personnel, pregnant women, young children and young adults are in line to be treated first.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | December 31, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Getting protection against the flu became a family affair for Jennifer Coleman and her 5-year-old daughter, Olivia, on Tuesday as they and about 100 other people went to the Washington County Health Department for a new type of immunization. Olivia Coleman of Hagerstown, sat in a health department building on Pennsylvania Avenue as the FluMist influenza vaccine was sprayed up both of her nostrils. Some of the 5-year-old's classmates have the flu, her mother, Jennifer, said.
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April 5, 2010
National Public Health Week begins today FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Health Department announces that April 5 to 11, is National Public Health Week. For more than a decade, communities around the country have celebrated National Public Health Week (NPHW) each April to help protect and improve our nation's health. This year, the 2010 theme is "A Healthier America: One Community at a Time. " During NPHW the FCHD will host H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccination clinics.
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By JENNIFER FITCH and MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 20, 2009
TRI-STATE -- Shipments of the H1N1 flu vaccine have only been trickling into the Berkeley County Health Department, but administrator Bill Kearns said Tuesday they still have been able to vaccinate some emergency responders. "We're getting it in small shipments," Kearns said. "Today, we received like 20 doses. " Roughly half of Berkeley County's population is considered at-risk for getting H1N1, but Kearns said priority groups, including health care workers, emergency response personnel, pregnant women, young children and young adults are in line to be treated first.
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October 16, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. -- "Overwhelming attendance" at flu clinics in Frederick County on Friday exhausted the county's supply of injectable seasonal flu vaccine, the Frederick County Health Department said in a news release. A clinic site at Urbana High School closed early, and flu shots were no longer available at clinics at Gov. Thomas Johnson and Brunswick high schools by 1 p.m., the release said. The clinics at Thomas Johnson and Brunswick were still offering FluMist vaccine, but only to children 5 to 11 years old. The health department is expecting additional seasonal flu vaccine shipments and will schedule clinics at that time, the release said.
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December 15, 2006
Franklin Co. to host block grant meeting CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Planning Department will host an informational meeting about community development block grants at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Franklin County Administrative Annex at 218 N. Second St. Application procedures and questions about qualifying projects will be discussed, and applications will be available. If interested parties are unable to attend the meeting and need information, calls can be made to Dan Wolfe at 717-261-3855.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 18, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Officials with Washington County Public Schools and the county's health department are hoping that at least half of the county's elementary school students will take advantage of free flu vaccines that are being offered this year. Ed Masood, the schools' supervisor of health and physical education, fine arts and athletics, said he believes it is the first time a program of this type has been offered in the county. All eligible Washington County public elementary school students ages 5 to 11 may be vaccinated against influenza.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | January 12, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com The beginning of the 2003-04 flu season has been a rough one, based on the number of cases reported to the Washington County Health Department. A department spokesman said reported cases early in the season increased by more than 700 percent over the same period last year. But while increased cases of influenza appear to have affected bed availability at Washington County Hospital in recent weeks, school officials say attendance has not been hurt more than previous years.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | December 31, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Getting protection against the flu became a family affair for Jennifer Coleman and her 5-year-old daughter, Olivia, on Tuesday as they and about 100 other people went to the Washington County Health Department for a new type of immunization. Olivia Coleman of Hagerstown, sat in a health department building on Pennsylvania Avenue as the FluMist influenza vaccine was sprayed up both of her nostrils. Some of the 5-year-old's classmates have the flu, her mother, Jennifer, said.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | December 27, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Now that it has received 1,000 doses of the FluMist influenza vaccine, the Washington County Health Department is going to provide immunizations at a clinic Tuesday, Washington County Health Officer William Christoffel said Friday. Earlier this month The Health Department ran out of vaccines, causing it to cancel a childhood influenza immunization clinic, Christoffel said. But while the department has run out of the regular flu shots, it ordered and received 1,000 doses of the FluMist vaccine, which works just as well, Christoffel said.
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