Friday, October 23, 2009 - 10:59am

Report as of October 23, 2009

As of Monday October 26, Public Health Madison and Dane County's (PHMDC) supply of H1N1 vaccine will be exhausted. After Monday, all school vaccination clinics will be suspended until further notice. We expect new shipments to arrive in the weeks ahead but cannot predict when and how much. Our hope is that school clinics can be resumed in November. In the short term, when more vaccines do arrive they will most likely be too few to meet the needs of the entire community. In consultation with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local hospitals and clinics, we have reconsidered those who are in greatest need of vaccination and agree that the subset of groups to be targeted during limited vaccine availability consists of:

• health care and emergency medical services personnel who have direct contact with patients
• pregnant women
• persons who live in the same house as infants aged less than 6 months and their day care providers
• children aged 6 months to 4 years
• children and adolescents aged 5-18 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications

On receipt of new vaccine shipments, PHMDC first order of business will be to hold special H1N1 vaccination clinics for the subset of the population listed above who do not have established providers or who are not able to access vaccination through them. The public will be notified when we receive new vaccines shipments, when and where the clinics will be held and to whom they will be targeted. As vaccine supplies become more abundant, PHMDC and our partners will resume school-based clinics.



  • Jeff Golden, (608) 243-0302