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Locals play waiting game for H1N1 vaccine

Original post made on Oct 22, 2009

Since last spring there have been more than 150 hospitalizations in Santa Clara County alone due to the H1N1 virus. The county even declared a state of emergency at the end of September. Naturally, many Mountain View residents have been taking that warning to heart.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm

The CDC and the CA Dept. of Education have recommended that districts go through specific checklists and have cooperative meetings with other local districts and health care providers. I wonder if El Camino, Mt View Whisman schools, Los Altos schools, and Los Altos-Mountain View high schools have ever met and "coordinated". Has anyone heard? I's not at all obvious from web sites or articles in the papers that they have even started (Cynthia - PAMF group would also be a wonderful addition since they have a large facility in town - but they aren't a public entity so I'd at least give them some slack on this).

Why the CDC is officially urging "cooperation": up to 1/5 of an entire population can be connected through a school system (classmates and families). If you have a child at Los Altos HS and he is exposed to a sick student who got it from a sick little sister at Crittenden MS, no one benefits. A word to the wise is sufficient - CDC has had this word out since June. Links to CDRE and CDC

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