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H1N1 clinics for Hispanics

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The Northeast Texas Public Health District says Hispanics, more than anyone else, have not been getting the H1N1 flu vaccine, and they want to change that.

They have kicked off an H1N1 vaccination campaign for Hispanics. Clinics will be hosted in neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations, and health officials encourage people of all ages to get the vaccine.

"This disease, so often, is more prevalent in children," said George Roberts, with the Northeast Texas Public Health District. "But children take it home to parents and even grandparents that live at the house. A lot of times you will see the kids get it, and they get well, but grandparents get it and get sick and can die."

The vaccines will be free of charge at the following locations:
St. Paul's Clinic - Friday, Feb 5th and 12th from 9am-4pm
YMCA - Monday, Feb 8th and Wednesday, Feb 10th from 4pm-7pm
Super Mercado - Saturday, Feb 6th and 13th from 9am-12pm
Catholic Charities - Tuesday, Feb 9th and Thursday, Feb 11th from 9am-4pm

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