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Center for Health Hazards Preparedness trains local MRC in H1N1 response

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is expected to be a vital resource as we approach this upcoming influenza season. Administration of the H1N1 vaccine will be a tremendous challenge and how rapidly this immunization is provided may impact the health and safety of our community. The Center for Health Hazards Preparedness (CHHP) will conduct an MRC training event on Saturday, August 29 to help prepare the Louisville Metro MRC to assist with immunization efforts. The program will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Louisville Metro Department for Public Health & Wellness located at 400 East Gray Street. Free nursing CEUs will be offered.

During this training event, participants will review the process involved in H1N1 vaccine administration to adults and children. We anticipate that the vaccine may be administered via an intramuscular or intranasal route so all MRC individuals who assist with immunization efforts must be trained using a competency-based process. We will also be training non-medical volunteers on how to assist with the logistics and crowd control associated with a mass vaccination event. If you are interested in participating please contact Janelle Vaesa, Health Educator, Center for Health Hazards Preparedness, at Janelle.Vaesa@louisville.edu.

 

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