The Kenton Hardin Health Department will be providing the Kenton City Schools with the H1N1 vaccines, both intranasal mist and injectable vaccine on the following dates and locations:

  • Nurses will start giving vaccines to Kenton Middle School Students, whose parents have signed and returned consents, on Wednesday- Nov. 18th, 2009 at 10:30 A.M.
  • There is a 2 hour delay on 11-18-09 for a district wide teachers’ in-service (8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M).
  • Once the nurses have completed the middle school students, they will move to the Kenton High School and give those students their vaccines.
  •  At 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday Nov. 18th, 2009 the nurses will be at Westview Kindergarten to provide the vaccines there to those students. We are asking that the parents come with their child to assist in giving the injectable vaccine to their child.
  • On Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 3:30 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. the nurses will be at the Kenton High School to provide both H1N1 vaccines for the following buildings: Eastcrest, Espy, Hardin Central and Northwood. For anyone whose was unable to have their child vaccinated on the other date and locations, you may attend this clinic date and location.

The after school clinics were established to satisfy the preschool, kindergarten and elementary school aged children’s parents requests to be present at the time their children were vaccinated.

If you have any questions about these Kenton City Schools H1N1 vaccine clinics, please call Kenton City Schools Nurse, Brenda Jennings, at 419-673-0775, extension 31. Do not call your child’s school for these questions please.

If your child receives the injectable H1N1 vaccine, it is advisable to give your child- an age and weight appropriate dose of Tylenol or Motrin before or immediately after having the vaccine to alleviate some body aching that can be associated with this vaccine.

If your child will be getting the intranasal mist, makes sure that he or she is not currently ill, does not have asthma or any other related respiratory problem or is around anyone in your family who has immunological problems, is on chemo or takes large doses of steroids since this is a live vaccine and poses a risk to those individuals.

Brenda Jennings, R.N., B.A.
Kenton City Schools Nurse