Saturday, November 14, 2009


Our school district held H1N1 clinics this past week for elementary aged kids. They started on Tuesday and held 4 separate clincs and each school was assigned to a certain one. They held them from 3 until 8 each day and you were supposed to go on your assigned day with your waiver to get the vaccination. I am particularly worried about H1N1 because of the fact that I have Caleb and Allie at home. With Lucas and Jacob being in school and around sick kids on an almost daily basis it worries me what they will bring home and pass onto the younger ones around here. We all know that all parents don't keep their kids home when they're sick. I have not been able to get Caleb and Allie one yet because younger siblings weren't able to get them at the school clinics..only students were eligible.

And let me tell was absolutely INSANE! The kids got out of school at 230 so we headed directly over to the clinic because I was supposed to have Jacob at a birthday party at 430 on Friday afternoon. When we initially got there everyone was parking their cars and crossing the street to stand in an insanely long line. I parked and got all four kids out of the car and crossed the busy street while two schools were in the middle of dismissing and got in line only to be told that we needed to get back in our cars and get in line. I headed back across the street with four kids and put them all back in the car and got in line the way that they told us we were supposed to. Of course not everyone got out of line to begin with. We then had to be routed all around the school and parked in several large fields only to get back out of the car with 4 kids and stand in one of 3 obnoxiously long lines. I stood in line for 2 hours with 4 kids and felt like I was going to pass out by the time I got out of there. There were well over 2000 people at the single clinic that we attended. We were 40 minutes late to the party but eventually made it and of course we got the shots! I dread the booster coming up in 4 weeks!




E @ Scottsville said...

Wow... I can't imagine!

I don't have any "tiny" ones still in my house and haven't worried too much about the flu. Cam did get a "flu" about a month ago, was home froms school for a week, but it went away on its own. I don't know which "strand" he had cuz I didn't take him to the doctor. =0)

He's fine and nobody else got it, so all's well here in Scottsville!

Glad your crew survived the day!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh my that is just crazy. 2 hours? Yikes. The pictures tell it all.

Paige said...

WOW! Sounds like a ton of craziness to me! I couldn't imagine having all of the kiddos there for that amount of time.

Liz said...

our school actually gave the shots during school....we just had to sign a waiver and they vaccinated the kids...we went to the health dept. here and got the little kids vaccinated and the hubby and I could get vaccinated too because we had a baby under 6 months old in the house....alex's teacher has taught for 34 years....she said the schools have NEVER vaccinated kids in all her years of teaching...probably not since the polio vaccine came out....CRAZY!

Laura said...

Wow, that's crazy!! Glad you made it through the two hours. :)

Erin said...

Wow well thats one way to do it.. they should have done it by last name or grade! Something to space things out and make it not such a mess! I hope it was worth it!

McCrakensx4 said...

Wow...those pics are insane! Our school is having one of those clinics tomorrow...although I am not sure if I am going to get it for the boys! They have no underlying health issues and have gotten the flu shot this year already! 2 all stay healthy at your house!

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness!!! How in the world did you stand in line that long with the kids????

Well hopefully no one will get sick at your house!

Jess said...

That looks like craziness!

When the schools here started doing the vaccine I didn't get it for my kids. Two out of three of my children already have had it. It ran it's course and then left. Made for two long weeks (one week each child).