MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Health Department reports it has had a good response from local students at H1N1 clinics held this week at Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, Fredericktown and Mount Vernon.
“Each of the county school districts have been very supportive and great to work with,” said Health Commissioner Dennis Murray. “The crowds have been very manageable and no one has had to wait too long.”
So far, 75 percent of students who had submitted consent forms prior to the clinics have participated in the school-based clinics.
The Mount Vernon clinic met expectations of having the greatest number of turnout with 700 in Thursday’s clinic as it involved students from six elementary schools, the middle school, high school and area preschools, day-care centers and other children, ages 6 months to 18 years. The health department had nine nurses to administer the vaccine which kept lines moving smoothly, Murray said.
The clinic at Centerburg had the second highest attendance with 370 youth participating. The number of students receiving vaccine at the other county schools include: 276 at East Knox; 269 at Fredericktown; and 195 at Danville; for a total of 1,110 students for the four county school clinics.