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by SCOTT BUTKI | January 27, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com About 50 Washington County health care workers will soon be voluntarily vaccinated for smallpox in preparation for the possibility they will need to inoculate others against an outbreak of the highly contagious disease, county Health Officer William Christoffel said Friday. "These people will be the vaccinators," he said. Plans for the vaccinations were on hold until federal legislation for "smallpox countermeasures" was signed by President Bush.
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NEWS
August 22, 2000
Md. urges vaccination of horses By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer Maryland's state veterinarian is urging horse owners to vaccinate their horses against encephalitis after five cases of the disease were confirmed in southeastern Virginia. continued The suggested waiting period between Eastern equine encephalitis vaccinations has been cut in half - from one year to six months - as a precaution, said Roger Olson, chief of the animal health program at the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
NEWS
October 14, 2011
The Washington County Health Department will conduct a seasonal flu vaccination clinic for adults only on Friday, Oct. 21, according to an agency news release. No appointment will be necessary at the walk-in clinic will be held at the health department at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the release said. Medicare will be accepted, and no other insurance will be billed, the release said. However, a donation of $20 would be appreciated, the release said.
NEWS
November 6, 2004
The Washington County Health Department will have an influenza vaccination clinic before the end of November for Washington County residents only, according to a health department press release. The exact time and location of the clinic will be announced when planning is finalized, according to the press release. While a date for the clinic has not been set, it will offer flu vaccines to people who fall into one of the following high risk groups: · Adults older than 65 · People with chronic medical conditions that would put them at significant risk if they were to become ill with influenza · Pregnant women ·People with chronic medical conditions must have documentation of the condition from their doctor.
NEWS
May 27, 2008
An informational rabies poster produced by Courtney Horine from Girl Scout Cadette Troop 652 from Pleasant Valley was chosen as the winner of a Rabies Shot Promotion contest by the Humane Society of Washington County. The poster promotes vaccinating pets against rabies, stating why pets should be inoculated and providing the dates, times and locations of upcoming rabies clinics. "It is very important for people to have their pets protected against rabies," said Courtney. "All pet owners need to be good pet owners and ensure their pets safety by having all their vaccinations.
NEWS
September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to get vaccinations under way next month. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the vaccine's approval to Congress -- and said she hopes to get the first limited supplies distributed early in October. The bulk of vaccine will start arriving Oct. 15, and Sebelius said it should be available at 90,000 sites around the country.
NEWS
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...
NEWS
October 17, 2008
The Washington County Health Department is holding two flu-vaccine clinics Tuesday in Hagerstown. One will be at the Elks Lodge at 11063 Robinwood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The other will be at Community Rescue Service at 110 Eastern Blvd. North from 9 a.m. to noon. That clinic will offer drive-through service for people with special needs. People at least 18 years old are eligible. A donation of $20 will be accepted for a flu vaccine, unless it's covered by Medicare.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE and BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 10, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com shappell@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Health Department will hold a flu clinic Nov. 29 for people who meet at least one of two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention priority listings, County Health Officer William Christoffel said Tuesday evening at the Washington County Economic Summit. To be eligible, people must be age 65 or older, or have notes from their doctors indicating they have chronic conditions, he said.
NEWS
October 7, 2000
Flu vaccine to begin arriving here next month By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer The first shipment of flu vaccinations will arrive in Washington County by mid-November and the remainder are expected in early December, according to a statement from the county health department. High-risk individuals will be given the vaccinations first. According to the statement, people considered high-risk include anyone 65 or older, residents of nursing homes and chronic care facilities, anyone with chronic disorders of the pulmonary and cardiovascular system including asthma, those hospitalized in the past year for chronic metabolic diseases including diabetes mellitus, those with renal disease or immunosuppression, those 6 months old to 18 years old receiving long-term aspirin therapy that may put them at risk for developing Reye Syndrome after influenza infection, and women who will be in their second or third trimester of pregnancy during the flu season.
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