Items Tagged ‘H1N1 vaccine’

November 13, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Line to Open for Mayo

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The Mayo Clinic will once again be taking appointments for their primary care patients who want an H1N1 vaccination.   The appointment line will open Friday morning and will remain open weekdays from 7 a-m to 4 p-m or until all appointments are filled…   Those that qualify are mayo clinic patients that are pregnant […]

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November 12, 2009

Boy recovers after rare reaction to H1N1 vaccine

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Four-year-old Mecha Araka tenses up. His eyes roll to the back of his head, and he is no longer breathing.   His father, Cadmar Araka, a Mayo Clinic nurse, calls 911 and starts delivering CPR. Mecha still isn’t responding.   The scene unfolded Nov. 3 at the home of Cadmar Araka after his son received […]

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November 10, 2009

Boy nearly dies after getting H1N1 vaccine

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A four-year-old Rochester boy is recovering after nearly dying after being vaccinated for H1N1. Dad Cadmar Akara says his preschooler started showing symptoms shortly after getting the shot Tuesday afternoon from the Mayo northeast Family Clinic…   Doctors say, four-year-old Mecha did suffer a seizure. Cadmar credits his medical background for saving his son’s life. […]

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November 6, 2009

Wall St. Before Main St. for H1N1 Vaccine?

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The dilemma over how limited supplies of the H1N1 vaccine should be distributed was underscored today as government health officials defended their allocation of vaccine to Wall Street firms. But doctors around the country bristled at this news, asking why these firms can get the vaccine while physicians and hospitals still face shortages…   “When […]

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November 4, 2009

Mayo Clinic gets more vaccine for its patients

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Mayo Clinic started taking calls at 7 a.m. today from people who want to get vaccinated against H1N1.   The scope of who’s eligible has widened. Now, Mayo will vaccinate anyone age 3 to 48 who has no underlying illness. They’ll get inhaled vaccine. It’s the most-diverse age group yet to get vaccinated in southeastern […]

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October 30, 2009

H1N1 calls overwhelm Mayo

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

More than 200,000 calls flooded Mayo Clinic’s H1N1 switchboard Wednesday morning as worried people sought vaccine that’s been in short supply.   “On Tuesday, Mayo Clinic announced additional H1N1 vaccination clinics for children and pregnant women, and the response has been overwhelming,” says an internal Mayo communique provided to the Post-Bulletin…   Mayo spokesman Bryan […]

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October 29, 2009

H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Viewers have been contacting us, upset, that Mayo Clinic is restricting H1N1 flu vaccinations to people who get their primary care at Mayo. One viewer said she tried for hours to get an appointment for her child only to be told she had to be a primary care patient. Mayo Clinic says there’s simply not enough vaccine […]

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October 6, 2009

Questions About H1N1 Vaccine

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

…So far, three of Minnesota’s seven H1N1 deaths were children under the age of nine.   The death comes at the same time the first doses of the H1N1 vaccine have reportedly arrived in Minnesota, but it could be days before the majority of it is here…   Olmsted County Public Health officials say they […]

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