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December 31, 2009
More county H1N1 vaccination clinics announced
Washington County's Department of Public Health and Environment will continue its H1N1 flu vaccination clinics throughout January. Each clinic runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Residents should reserve their vaccination by calling the Flu Message Center at (651) 430-6820. There is no charge...
December 31, 2009 - 1:18pm
December 9, 2009
Dates corrected: H1N1 clinics Thursday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 16
Washington County is giving flu shots to targeted groups on Thursday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec.
December 9, 2009 - 2:15pm
December 2, 2009
Washington County expands H1N1 flu vaccination clinics
Washington County's Department of Public Health and Environment will be conducting expanded H1N1 flu vaccination clinics throughout December. Each clinic runs from 3p.m. to 6 p.m. and residents will need to reserve their vaccinations by calling the county's Flu Message Center at 651-430-6820. ...
December 2, 2009 - 9:12am
November 17, 2009
County prepares for big turnout at H1N1 clinics
Washington County health officials have 4,000 doses of H1N1 influenza vaccine for a weekend clinic for children and say they are prepared for a big turnout. The Public Health Department will offer free H1N1 flu vaccinations for children ages 4 to 9. Any child in that age group who...
November 17, 2009 - 2:54pm
November 13, 2009
H1N1 clinics for children Nov. 21
Washington County's Department of Public Health and Environment is conducting H1N1 flu vaccination clinics for children ages 4 through 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, Nov. 21, at the following three locations: Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater; Cottage...
November 13, 2009 - 9:19am
November 12, 2009
Seven more die from flu
ST. PAUL -- State health officials determined last week that seven Minnesotans had died of the flu, and they are older than many other cases. The H1N1 flu, blamed for at least six of the deaths, claimed people from their 30s to someone in their 80s; H1N1 normally hits young people...
November 12, 2009 - 2:41pm
November 4, 2009
H1N1 vaccination plans continue
Mass H1N1 influenza vaccinations for area residents could start within a few weeks, a Washington County public health official said today. While the county and area healthcare providers await large supplies of the H1N1 vaccine, they are moving forward with plans for mass vaccination...
November 4, 2009 - 7:46am
October 29, 2009
2 more flu deaths confirmed
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health officials confirmed two more deaths from H1N1 flu Wednesday as more schools report flu outbreaks and the number of people hospitalized continues to rise. While the Health Department will not provide specific identifications, the family of Oliver Franklin...
October 29, 2009 - 8:42am
October 26, 2009
Regina implements stricter restrictions on visitors to stop spread of flu
In an effort to reduce the spread of infection including H1N1 flu to hospitalized patients, Regina Medical Center has introduced new visiting guidelines for visitors. "People with a cough, runny nose, sore throat or a fever more than 100 degrees are most at risk to infect others...
October 26, 2009 - 12:54pm
October 23, 2009
H1N1 response 'gearing up'
Washington County has heightened its response to increased H1N1 influenza activity. The county in recent days activated an "incident command system," committing a small number of the Public Health Department's staff of 90 to vaccination training and preparation and flu case moni...
October 23, 2009 - 1:14pm
Sick Minnesotans swamp FluLine
October 23, 2009 - 8:31am
October 22, 2009
Nurses ready to give flu advice via phone
Operators are standing by to answer calls from feverish, coughing and achy Minnesotans. What Minnesota health officials call the country's first statewide flu help line that can prescribe medicine launched Wednesday at (866) 259-4655. Minnesota FluLine, open 24 hours every day indefinitely,...
October 22, 2009 - 8:50am
Minnesota vaccine deliveries delayed
Minnesota Health Department officials say much of the H1N1 flu vaccine may not arrive until after Thanksgiving. Health-care providers had hoped to be giving more vaccinations for the pandemic H1N1 flu by now. "There are always some bumps in the road," State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth...
October 22, 2009 - 8:47am
October 15, 2009
State H1N1 hotline plan gets local attention
Minnesota health officials are developing an H1N1 influenza information hotline, and some of the details surprised Washington County commissioners who were briefed on the project. The Minnesota Health Department is finalizing a toll-free hotline that citizens could turn to with questions...
October 15, 2009 - 7:49am
October 14, 2009
First H1N1 doses given today
Washington County begins administering H1N1 influenza vaccinations today, but the public will have to wait a few weeks for a dose. The county received 800 vaccination doses in nasal spray form and plans three clinics this week for county health-care workers and emergency medical...
October 14, 2009 - 12:29pm