Littauer to hold H1N1 (Swine flu) vaccination clinic

Littauer to hold H1N1 (Swine flu) vaccination clinic

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Event: Swine Flu Vaccination Clinic

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Place: Littauer’s Gloversville Primary Care Center, 99 East State Street, Gloversville, NY

Times: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – Established Littauer Primary Care Patients

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – All walk-ins welcome- WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


Johnstown, NY —Nathan Littauer’s Primary Care Network will be holding an H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccination clinic at their Gloversville Primary Care Center located next to the Hospital at 99 East State Street. Established patients will be vaccinated first, from the hours of 9am to 1pm. Those people who are not established patients can be vaccinated between the hours of 1pm to 4pm, while supplies last.

All patients will be asked to complete a consent form, which will be available on site. Patients will be vaccinated according to the New York State Department of Health Guidelines. For more information, people may email the hospital at or contact Littauer’s Flu Resource Line at 773-5399.

Hopsital provides update on H1N1 Nov 13, 2009

The H1N1 flu is already on our community so we recommend the following:

  • If you believe you have the flu, stay at home, drink plenty of fluids and take fever reducers until you or your family has recovered.
  • If you are at higher risk for complications of the flu and/or your symptoms worsen, you should seek medical attention from your doctor or go to the emergency room.

For those who seek the N1H1 vaccine, we have the following information: Manufacturing delays continue. The NYS Department of Health has warned us that only one dose of the vaccine for every 20 ordered are likely to be delivered. This scenario will likely continue for the next month.

Since were are unable to vaccinate all who request it, the Littauer Primary Care Centers can only vaccinate our established patients in the following order as established by the CDC:

  • Pregnant Women
  • Children and young people ages 6months-24 years of age.
  • People who live with or provide care to infants less than 6 months of age.
  • People aged 25-64 who have medical conditions that put them at risk for flu related complications.

If you are an established patient on the waiting list, you will be contacted by a primary care center. If you are not a patient in our primary care network, we recommend you contact your physician to determine availability.

If you are seeking seasonal flu vaccines, those shipments also have been delayed.

In order to protect our hospitalized patients, employees and the public who enter the hospital, Littauer has implemented a new visitation policy.

For more information, please visit www., or call NYS Department of Health at 1-800-808-1987

More Information About Swine Flu

More flu resources:

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is committed to providing you with the information you need for 2009/2010 flu season. We now have a new section on our website specifically to share information that will help keep you and your family healthy this flu season.

Please contact Littauer’s Flu Resource Line:


What Everyone Should Know About H1N1

(Source: New York State Department of Health)

What are the symptoms of the H1N1 virus?
The flu usually starts suddenly and may include these symptoms: fever (usually high), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, may occur in children but are rare in adults.

Are some people at higher risk for complications than others from getting the flu?
Yes. People at high risk for serious flu complications include older people, young children, and people of any age with certain health conditions.

What are the complications associated with the H1N1 virus?
Some of the complications caused by flu include pneumonia, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetes. Children may get sinus problems and ear infections.

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests can be carried out, when needed, to tell if a person has the flu; these tests usually must be done within the first few days of illness.

What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds tend to develop gradually, while the flu tends to start very suddenly. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.

What should I do if I’m experiencing flu like symptoms?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) it is important for anyone with flu like symptoms to do the following:

  • Rest
  • Drink fluids
  • Take fever reducers (i.e., Tylenol, Motrin)
  • Contact your primary care provider as soon as possible if you are pregnant or have chronic medical conditions that could put you at risk for complications from influenza or if your symptoms worsen.

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