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4 years 5 months ago

70 million doses of vaccine going bad

Over 70 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine remain unused. Those vaccines will expire soon. According to a spokesman from Health and Human services, the doses of swine flu vaccine are in the hands of states, distributors and manufacturers. Officials at h-h-s are asking providers to hang on...

4 years 9 months ago

H1N1 vaccines available at store pharmacies

The Colorado State Health department is urging people to get a H1N1 vaccination if you haven't already done so. It's part of the health department's "Enough Excuses" flu vaccination campaign which kicked off Sunday. This is National Influenza Vaccination week. Hundreds showed up for a free shot or nasal spray...

4 years 9 months ago

Surgeon General visits USOC for vaccination push

The nation's top doctors are in Colorado Springs with a message for Olympic athletes and the community; Get vaccinated. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and CDC Director Anne Schuchat joined State Health Officer Ned Calonge at the US Olympic Training Center Tuesday to encourage vaccinations ahead of the Winter Olympic...

4 years 9 months ago

60 million in U.S. vaccinated against swine flu

About 60 million Americans have received the swine flu vaccine, including a large proportion of children, a government health official said recently. That estimate comes as supplies of the H1N1 vaccine have vastly increased, with about 111 million doses available.

4 years 10 months ago

Canon City woman with H1N1 improving

Kayla Kammrad has been in the ICU at Penrose Main Hospital in Colorado Springs with the H1N1 virus since mid-October. The Canon City woman has been listed in critical condition most of that time, and doctors were cautious about her ability to recover. Now, the 22-year old is talking...

4 years 11 months ago

Canon City woman improving with H1N1 virus

The Canon City woman who contracted the H1N1 virus more than three weeks ago is showing signs of improvement, according to her father. Mike Williams tells News First 5 his daughter, Kayla Kammrad, is looking more like herself. She's been in the ICU of Penrose Hospital in critical condition...

5 years 3 days ago

A New Twist on an Old Technique

Health experts are battling the H1N1 virus in several different ways. Thanks to a grant, there's an old technique with a new twist being used in El Paso County to keep up with the virus. Clinics like the one at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Several hospitalized with swine flu in Pueblo

Four people have been hospitalized with swine flu in Pueblo this month, including one person who's in intensive care on a ventilator. The Pueblo City-County Health Department reports that all of the people hospitalized are young--ranging in age from an infancy to young adulthood. All were healthy before catching the...

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 Virus Call-in night at News First 5

Experts from the El Paso County Health Department and Pueblo City-County Health Department will be on hand Tuesday night (September 8) to answer your questions about the H1N1 flu virus. The phone numbers are 632-5030 in Colorado Springs and 544-5781 in Pueblo. Have your questions ready between the hours...

5 years 1 month ago

H1N1 virus confirmed at school in Canon City

The Fremont County Health Department says an illness sweeping through Canon City Middle School is the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Becki Vettesse, Director of Public Health in Fremont County says three students tested positive for the virus. The test results came back Tuesday morning from a state health...

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