Stories tagged with: H1N1

October 21, 2009 - 10:29am
6 years 5 weeks ago

Muskingum County's first doses of the H1N1 vaccine are being given out today.

Four hundred intranasal spray doses are being used to immunize the Tier 1 priority group.

"The Emergency Medical Services which includes the EMTs and paramedics and also we are including firefighters because they are also part of that Tier 1 group, that priority group," says Jeff Michaels, the preparedness coordinator for Public Health.

Michaels says the spray is all...

October 20, 2009 - 2:56pm
6 years 5 weeks ago

The next round of doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be making its way to Muskingum County this week.

Unfortunately, those doses will be given out to healthcare workers, firefighters and EMTs and physicians. Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says based on the amount of doses ordered by the state, she is expecting a similar amount of vaccine to come in. She says it will probably be a combination of the injection and mist.

"It's the mist that's the...

October 16, 2009 - 11:51am
6 years 5 weeks ago

Being prepared is more important than ever this flu season. Whether a person contracts seasonal flu or the H1N1 virus, it is a good idea to have a pre-made flu kit ready.

"It is always helpful to have things that you can keep well hydrated with and water you already have in the house, but if you would like to take drinks like Gatorade or something hydrating if that is something you would like to drink that is fine. With that, having things that are easy on your stomach because...

October 13, 2009 - 4:15pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

The first round of H1N1 vaccines has made it's way into Muskingum County.

Director of Nursing Gloria Kieffer says they have been waiting for this first round to come in, and they do expect more.

"We have received a very small amount of vaccine," said Kieffer. "We're having a meeting immediately to determine where that small amount of vaccine will go in order to hit the target populations. The first vaccine is designated for high risk patients."...

October 12, 2009 - 3:55pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

Genesis Healthcare System is preparing for the H1N1 virus by making sure it eases people's fears about myths surrounding the illness and gets healthcare workers ready to help those affected by it.

Director of Infection, Dr. Alissa Ackelson, says it has been holding weekly meetings to educate healthcare workers, and it is trying to limit hospital visitations to prevent the H1N1 virus from coming into the hospitals.

She says the best way to tackle the illness is...

October 12, 2009 - 3:51pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

The Ohio University-Zanesville campus is not reporting any confirmed cases of the the H1-N1 virus.

Public Relations Coordinator, Chris Shaw, says OU-Z benefits from being a commuter campus and not having students live in dormitories.

"The students come and go. They aren't here as long throughout the day. So, I think that helps out a lot, " says Shaw.

However, Shaw says that hasn't stopped faculty members from taking the spread of the H1-N1 virus...

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