Monday, November 09, 2009

County Health Dept Holding Onto 4000 H1N1 Vaccine Doses

YNN reports:
  • Of 9000 doses received, 1000 went to EMTs & emergency responders
  • 4000 went to OB/GYNs & pediatricians
  • The rest is being withheld until enough is available to hold a public clinic
  • Another 15,000-20,000 doses will be needed to conduct them

SCATS ~~ I don't understand why 4000 doses would be withheld until it can be dispensed at a clinic when kids are getting ill now! Does this make sense to anyone?


Anonymous said...

Is there any way to confirm or discredit the district's report that this year's rate of absences is no different than years past? I have one child missing 11 kids and another missing 6. Am I to believe that these happen to be the two worst rooms in the district, or is the district using it's creative math here? Is there any reason they wouldn't be honest about it, other than a general inability to do so.

SCATS said...

To 6:45PM ~~ I'd suggest comparing notes with other parents. You could ask the bldg principal but are unlikely to get anything different than the district's line. I suspect that Greece isn't alone in potential under-reporting based on the fact they don't think we can handle the truth. I also suspect they don't want to make things any worse than they might already be -- don't they lose state aid when children are absent?

I'd like to know how the staff's absentee rate compares to other years.

We could FOIL it.

Anonymous said...

It is flu season , regardless of the year. Everyone has colds and more people get sick than usual every year at this time. Are more people out this year at school and work places, yes they probally are since places are asking people to stay home if they have symptoms and to stay home for 24 hours after the symptoms are gone. As a parent keep your kid home if you don't want them in school keep them home. Would they prefer the schools all shut down? There are going to be sick people everywhere. Of 11 parents decided to keep their children home it could be for a variety of reasons, one may have the stomach bug, one may have a ear ache and there may be a couple that do exhibit flu symptoms. I would rather have 11 kids stay home instead of being in class sharing their germs.

SCATS said...

To 8:46AM ~~ I'd still like to know the absence rate among staff. Their rates are typically fairly high and most of our teachers are young enough to get swine flu too.

Anonymous said...

8:46 DO you think that 100 parents are keeping kids home for a "variety of reasons" 100 of almost 500 student school LR, that is not the norm. A usual the school district is withhlding info.