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Louduon County Gives Swine Flu Shots At Dulles

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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.

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