At long last, the H1N1 vaccine is available to anyone who wants to receive it.
Marion County Health Department, 230 E. Main St., Marion, will have walk-in clinics from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Jan. 6 for the H1N1 vaccine.
There is no charge for the service and no appointment is needed.
This announcement comes on the heels of Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s announcement of the 23rd death of a Kansan infected with the H1N1 influenza A virus in 2009.
The 27-year-old woman was from northeast Kansas and had underlying conditions that placed her at greater risk for severe complications of influenza.
Vaccines have been administered to most school-age children in the county and other high-risk residents.
All residents are encouraged by KDHE to receive the vaccine now that it is available.