Big Turnout: Mass H1N1 Clinics Vaccinate Over 7,350 People Sunday

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) coordinated the vaccination of over 7,350 individuals for the H1N1 (Swine Flu) Influenza virus Sunday morning.

These vaccinations took place in coordination with Cuyahoga County Emergency Management at three clinic locations.

These three clinics were held at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in Brecksville, Garfield Middle School in Lakewood, and Mayfield High School. This could not have been accomplished without the dedication and support of the Cities, the School Districts, and the hundreds of Community Volunteers.

Since 2002, CCBH has been working with emergency management, community emergency coordinators, school districts and city leadership to build and exercise pians to vaccinate or provide oral antibiotics to large numbers of people in a short time period.

Most of all, the over 350 community volunteers that stepped up to staff these clinics deserve much of the credit for this event.

"We are very appreciative for the commitment these volunteers have made to our community. They are the real heroes in this effort, said Terry Allan, Health Commissioner. We thank the public for their patience in the early phases of the vaccination campaign We look forward to continuing to offer the HIN1 vaccination to anyone who is interested in receiving it".

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will continue their H1N1 vaccination campaign in schools, daycares, among developmentally disabled individuals, and other community sites in the coming weeks and into the New Year, based on vaccine availability and public interest.

"We were able to vaccinate over 21,100 people for H1N1 on three separate days (November 15th and 21st, and December 13th) which is more than we have vaccinated annually for each of the past two flu seasons", said Cindy Modie, R.N., vaccine program supervisor for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

Go to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health website at for information on future HIN1 clinics, or call us at 216-201-2001 and choose Option 5.

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