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Wake County distributes first round of H1N1 vaccine

Posted October 8, 2009
Updated October 16, 2009

— More than 650 people showed up Thursday at four Wake County health departments to receive the first round of nasal vaccinations against the H1N1 flu virus.

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Wake County received about 3,500 doses from the initial 52,000 doses slated for health departments across the state.

The free vaccinations are also available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at health department branches in Raleigh, Zebulon, Wake Forest and Fuquay-Varina. No appointment is necessary, and vaccines are available as long as they remains in stock. (Still have questions about the flu? WRAL News wants to help.)

Public health officials are unsure when the next shipment of nasal mist will arrive, and they are reserving doses for those classified as high risk by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That group includes individuals ages 2 to 24 with no chronic diseases and those ages 24 to 49 who are healthy and care for children younger than 2 years old.

"I think it's just a responsibility thing," said Joelynn Winkler, a mother of a 3-month-old, who received the vaccination Thursday at the Public Health Center in Raleigh. "It's a good precaution, regardless of whether we could get it or couldn't. I think it's just the responsible thing to do to make sure we protect ourselves."

A listing of Wake County clinics holding H1N1 flu vaccinations:

  • Public Health Center, Clinic E, 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh
  • Southern Regional Center, 130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina
  • Northern Regional Center, 350 East Holding Ave., Wake Forest
  • Eastern Regional Center, 1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon

View Wake County Health Centers in a larger map


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  • JohnB2012 Oct 9, 2009

    "I sure hope you meant Vitamin C. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and most people get enough Vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight. An overdose of vitamin D can cause very serious problems"

    Too much C gives you the runs :) Also, if your body doesn't need the C it just passes through you. As long as the intake of D is under 2,000 IU you are OK with taking the supplement.


  • msudawg Oct 8, 2009

    "Load up on Vitamin D instead!"

    I sure hope you meant Vitamin C. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and most people get enough Vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight. An overdose of vitamin D can cause very serious problems.

    As for the H1N1 vaccine my family has decided not to get the vaccine because one of my children tested positive for it at the end of August, I am hoping we have all been exposed and built up some immunity especially since nobody else got sick. We did all go and get our yearly season flu vaccine.

    For those of you that are anti vaccines I sure hate it for you if you get H1N1 and the seasonal flu at the same time which is the main concern, a double whammy of both flu strains at the same time and you will be one sick puppy.

  • DontAnnoyMe Oct 8, 2009

    I will never take any vaccine again. I'd rather die of natural causes than big pharma poisons. Google Dr. Tenpenny for the facts you'll never get from mainstream media, big pharma, or your doctor.

    Load up on Vitamin D instead!

  • NCPACKER Oct 8, 2009

    No thanks, I'll pass. Does anyone remember the vaccine that went to hell and was bad in 76? Does anyone think the CDC is actually going to come out and say..."well, yes, we don't really know all there is to know in testing in a short period of time...." I'll stick to DayQuil and good 'ol hand scrubbing!

  • JohnB2012 Oct 8, 2009

    I'll pass. No shots for me.

  • wattsun Oct 8, 2009

    MeandHubby...Thanks for the kind comments.
    The subject hits close to home for me as
    I have personally lost a family member because our family was too trusting of doctors and the SAFE drugs that were administered.
    That kind of woke me up and I have been very suspicious of what the medical industry calls safe ever since.

    Think about this when you hear about the next pandemic as they are called.

    Who can spread the hype?
    Who has the ability to create these viruses?
    Who can create the cure?
    Who profits? Problem, Reaction, Solution

  • Here kitty kitty Oct 8, 2009

    I do not plan to get either shot this year. I have already had a mild case of flu that kept me outta work 2-1/2 days and feeling bad for 2 weeks. Hopefully I'm more immune to it now.

  • baracus Oct 8, 2009

    Dr. Oz? His Wikipedia page says he is married to a reiki practioner! I think my woo detector just exploded!

  • MeAndHubby Oct 8, 2009

    Wattsun...Great going !! I'm proud of you for posting and people should wake up ! They do not question anything these days even if it has to do with their children . That's a poor excuse for a parent not to educate themselves on the facts ! Believe it or not people this government is NOT FOR THE PEOPLE ! Keep spreading the word as we have

  • krazykristie06 Oct 8, 2009

    I'm really getting tired of hearing about this! It's just another flu people...thousands are killed every year by the usual flu...i don't see a difference.