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Health department officials announced today their plans for running H1N1 vaccine clinics at all the schools in Jefferson County over a three week period. They’re touting the effort as the largest school immunization project since the Salk Polio Vaccine trial in the 1950’s.

Health Department Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says all 135 JCPS schools and all the parochial schools and private schools in Louisville will have a chance to have their students and staff inoculated at an on-site clinic. He says the need to have school-age children vaccinated is still high.

“While there is some evidence nationally, and we’ve heard about this in the last several days, that doctor’s visit and hospitalizations from H1N1 have gone down, in the last few weeks I would remind us that H1N1 flu activity in 43 states, including Kentucky, remains widespread,” says Troutman.

He adds they have no idea how many doses will be needed for the three-week effort that begins Monday. But he’s confident they’ll have enough of the vaccine for the need.

“We have quite a bit on hand at the moment, and every week we have to go through a process of putting in an order, and then having it sent to us by UPS,” says Troutman, “and over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the regularity and the number of doses dramatically increase, which is why we feel we’ll have enough to get through this particular cycle.”

Troutman says parents are welcome to visit their child’s school to help their child through the process, and some organizations are volunteering their help.

“A couple of the local PTAs have told me they’re organizing volunteers from the PTA to come to their schools to assist us in that effort, if a child needs a hand held or supported in some way, local PTAs are starting to come to the fore and say ‘we’ll be there to help those kids’,” he says.

Parents will have to have returned a permission slip to the school for their child to receive the vaccination. A JCPS representative says they’ve already received about 27-thousand permission slips.

Dates subject to change due to vaccine supply.

Day 1 11/30/09

Myers Middle
Carruthers Middle
Chenoweth Elementary
Jaeger Preschool
Jefferson County High
Fern Creek Elementary
Jeffersontown Elementary
Fern Creek High
Valley High
Dixie Elementary
Center @ Riverport
Kerrick Elementary
St. Agnes

Day 2 12/1/09

Gilmore Lane Elementary
Cochrane Elementary
Barrett Traditional Middle
St. Patrick
Dawson Orman Early Child
Jefferson County High
St. Athanasius
Stuart Middle
Olmsted Academy North
Atherton High
Cochran Elementary
Layne Elementary

Day 3 12/2/09

Newburg Middle
Tully Elementary
Ascension High
Eastern High
Hite Elementary
Shelby Elementary
St. Edward
PRP High
Greenwood Elementary
Lassiter Middle
Farnsley Middle

Day 4 12/3/09

Gutermuth Elementary
Wheeler Elementary
St. Matthews Elementary
Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary
Bloom Elementary
Southern High
St. Michael
Frost Middle
St. Paul
St. Albert the Great
Semple Elementary

Day 5 12/4/09

Thomas Jefferson Middle
Jeffersontown High
Mercy Academy
Chancey Elementary
Brandeis Elementary
Laukhuf Elementary
Wilkerson Elementary
Louisville Male High
Stonestreet Elementary
Young Elementary
Breckinridge Metro High
Kennedy Metro Middle
St. Raphael

Day 6 12/7/09

Seneca High
Holy Family
Crosby Middle
Central High
Bates Elementary
Medora Elementary
St. Francis Desales High
St. James
Olmsted Academy South
Iroquois High
Jefferson County High

Day 7 12/8/09

Watterson Elementary
Holy Spirit
Middletown Elementary
Nativity ACAD @ St. Boniface
Moore High & Middle
Smyrna Elementary
Kenwood Elementary
Western High
Waller Williams Environment
St. Leonard
Foster Elementary
Schacklette Elementary

Day 8 12/9/09

Slaughter Elementary
Holy Trinity
Stopher Elementary
Shawnee/The Academy High
Knight Middle
Blue Lick Elementary
St. Andrew Academy
Mill Creek Elementary
St. Margaret Mary
Rutherford Elementary
Kennedy Elementary

Day 9 12/10/09

John Paul II Academy
Norton Elementary
Zachary Taylor Elementary
Jefferson County Trade Middle
Farmer Elementary
Ramsey Middle
Fairdale High
Butler Traditional Tech High
St. Mary Academy
Lincoln Elementary
Cane Run Elementary

Day 10 12/11/09

St. Gabriel
Our Lady of Lourdes
Meyzeek Middle
Okolona Elementary
Watson Lane Elementary
Conway Middle
St. Nicholas Academy South
Maupin Elementary
Schaffner Elementary
McFerran Elementary
Mary Ryan Academy
Indian Trail Elementary

Day 11 12/14/09

St. Martha
Wilder Elementary
St. Rita
King Elementary
Luhr Elementary
Doss High
Trunnell Elementary
Notre Dame Academy
St. Bernard
Westport Trade Middle
Holy Cross High

Day 12 12/15/09

Crums Lane Elementary
Hawthorne Elementary
St. Xavier High School
Wilt Elementary
Auburndale Elementary
Camp Taylor Elementary
St. Stephen Martyr
Carter Traditional Elementary
Duvalle Educational Center
Minors Lane Elementary
Sanders Elementary
Lowe Elementary

Day 13 12/16/09

Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart Model School
Western Middle
Blake Elementary
Eisenhower Elementary
Audubon Traditional Elementary
Trinity High
Brown School
Ahren’s Educational Resources
Dunn Elementary
Bowen Elementary
Johnson Traditional Middle

Day 14 12/17/09

Highland Middle
Byck Elementary
Hartstern Elementary
Johnsontown Road Elementary
Field Elementary
Kammerer Middle
Waggener High
St. Francis of Assissi
Collegiate JK
Pitt Academy

Day 15 12/18/09

St. Nicholas Academy North
Ballard High
Noe Middle
DuPont Manual/Ypas High
Northside Christian School
Our Savior Lutheran School
Montessori School of Louisville
Kentucky Country Day