: News

Filed Under:

Louduon County Gives Swine Flu Shots At Dulles

Play associated audio
Loudoun County Health worker preps this traveler for his inoculation.
Elliot Francis
Loudoun County Health worker preps this traveler for his inoculation.

By Elliott Francis

The Loudoun County Health Department has been offering free H1N1 vaccines at its clinic in Leesburg, Virginia. Now the county is expanding the service and giving out vaccinations at a local airport.

The portable clinic is located at Dulles International in the baggage claim area under a sign that reads, "Free H1N1 Vaccine."

Health workers say the idea is to make the vaccine available to people who skipped the shot when it first became available and now find they have time to kill at the airport.

Jillian Dione who just flew in from Florida got a shot.

"I had a three o'clock meeting in Fairfax and they said it was just going to be a couple of minutes, so I said I can fit it in," says Dione. "It was great, very smooth, no waiting."

Director of Loudoun County Health, Dr. David Goodfriend, says although regional cases of swine flu have dropped, medical professionals are still cautious.

"We don't know if there's going to be a third wave coming through, but this is the best time to get vaccinated," says Goodfriend.

The vaccinations are available Monday through Friday, noon until 6 p.m., in baggage claim area six.

NPR

How Do You Spot A Nonconformist? You Can Start With Their Internet Browser

According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.
NPR

After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
NPR

Clinton And Sanders Test New Campaign Tactics Ahead Of New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton is trailing Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. The way they're campaigning in that state ahead of Tuesday's primary tells you something about how they're positioned in the race.
NPR

Super Bowl 50 Tightens Cybersecurity

This year's Super Bowl will be held in the most technologically advanced stadium in the world. FBI special agent John Lightfoot talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the threat of cyber attacks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.