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Seasonal Flu Clinic Scheduled for Dec. 17

The Westport Weston Health District said today it has seasonal flu vaccine available and has scheduled a clinic on Thursday, Dec. 17.

The clinic is open to anyone 6 months of age or older wishing to be vaccinated and there is no residency requirement, the District said. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

The cost of the vaccine is $32, payable by cash or credit card. There is no cost to Medicare Part B participants. Medicare B participants must bring their Medicare cards to the clinic for billing purposes.

The clinic is by appointment only via the District Web site.

Health District Taking H1N1 Flu Clinic Appointments

The Westport Weston Health District (WWHD) said today it has scheduled an additional H1N1 flu vaccination clinic for Monday.

It reminded parents of children under the age of 10 that a second dose, administered 28 days after the first, is recommended to provide full protection. The clinic is intended for residents of Westport and Weston who are eligible to receive H1N1 vaccine according to current guidelines.

Both the inactivated injectable formulation and the live attenuated nasal spray will be available at this clinic, the District said.

Residents must have an appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, visit the WWHD Web site and follow the link to the H1N1 Vaccine information page.

Health District Holds Another H1N1 Flu Clinic

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With new appointment scheduling software in place, today’s H1N1 flu clinic at the Westport Weston Health District on Bayberry Lane was much more orderly than the initial clinic a month ago (See WestportNow Nov. 4, 2009). District officials said they expected to administer the injectable or flu mist version of the vaccine to hundreds of eligible residents. There are no walk-ins—all appointments must be made on the District’s Web site. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Health District Schedules Saturday H1N1 Flu Clinic

The Westport Weston Health District (WWHD) said today it has scheduled an additional H1N1 vaccination clinic for Saturday.

The clinic is intended for residents of Westport and Weston who are eligible to receive H1N1 vaccine according to current guidelines.

Both the inactivated injectable formulation and the live attenuated nasal spray will be available at these clinics, an announcement said. Residents must have an appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted.

To schedule an appointment, visit WWHD’s Web site and follow the link to the H1N1 Vaccine information page.

Additional H1N1 Clinic Scheduled

The Westport Weston Health District (WWHD) said today it has scheduled an additional H1N1 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Dec. 5 in addition to the previously announced one on Monday.

To schedule an appointment, visit WWHD’s Web site and follow the link to the H1N1 Vaccine information page.

The clinics are intended for residents of Westport and Weston, who are eligible to receive H1N1 vaccine according to current guidelines.

Both the inactivated injectable formulation and the live attenuated nasal spray will be available at these clinics, the District said. Residents must have an appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted.

Health District Schedules New H1N1 Clinics

The Westport Weston Health District (WWHD) said today it has scheduled additional H1N1 vaccination clinics on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Monday, Nov. 30.

To schedule an appointment, visit WWHD’s Web site and follow the link to the H1N1 Vaccine information page.

The clinics are only for those residents who are eligible to receive the inactivated, injectable formulation of the H1N1 vaccine, the District said.

The supply of injectable vaccine remains limited, so those eligible must have an appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted, according to an announcement.

Doctor: “Explosive Inroads” in Cancer Treatment

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A Norwalk Hospital cancer specialist told the Westport Rotary Club today that “explosive inroads” are being made in the treatment of cancer. Dr. Richard Frank said that in 10 years “when someone has cancer their cell information will be accessible online and a specific cocktail (treatment) will be administered.”  Frank, a hematologist/oncologist and director of cancer research at the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, is the author of “Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Health District Schedules H1N1 Flu Clinic for Tuesday

The Westport Weston Health District said today it has scheduled an H1N1 vaccination clinic for Tuesday.

The clinic is only for those residents who are eligible to receive the H1N1 live, attenuated nasal spray formulation of the vaccine.

The supply is limited, so those eligible must have an appointment, no walk-ins will be accepted, an announcement said.

To be eligible, you must be in at least one of the following groups:

Scheduled Tuesday H1N1 Flu Clinic Canceled

UPDATE A scheduled H1N1 flu clinic at the Westport Weston Health District on Tuesday has been canceled because of a shortage of the vaccine,  Mark A. R. Cooper, director of health, said today.WestportNow.com Image
Lexi Eudowe, 3, of Westport started to get a bit apprehensive as the flu vaccination line moved forward at the Westport Weston Health District on Wednesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

He said an “overwhelming turnout” by the public at the District’s Wednesday H1N1 flu clinic prompted the action.

The District went through more than 500 doses of the vaccine during the scheduled three-hour clinic that had to be extended 90 minutes because of the turnout, officials said.

The State of Connecticut has advised the District not to expect additional supplies for next 10 days, Cooper said.

Crowd Control

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Members of Westport’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) were on hand to help provide crowd control today as residents converged on the Westport Weston Health District on Bayberry Lane for its first walk-in H1N1 flu vaccine clinic. Also assisting were members of the District’s Medical Reserve Corps. More than 300 persons were on line as the three-hour clinic opened at 3 p.m., some of whom had been there since 8 a.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com