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A Reader's Account Of The Vaccine Clinic

Reader Sue DeVandry submitted the following account of her experience with the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic yesterday at Granada Recreation Center. I arrived at the Granada Hills Rec Center as a GHNNC volunteer this morning at 7:45 am. I was surprised to see so many people already in line, some arriving as early as 6:00 am. The doors were supposed to open at 9:00 am. Unfortunately, while the nurses, doctors, shots and nasal sprays were there, the consent forms for the vaccines were not and thus the 1-1/2 hour wait before getting started. I found myself walking up and down the line of people answering questions about the vaccines and making sure everyone had the proper forms filled out. That line kept getting longer and longer as more people showed up to get the "free" H1N1 Swine Flu vaccinations. The H1N1 "Swine Flu" vaccine cames two ways. You had your choice between the "live, attenuated nasal spray also known as LAIV" or the "inactivated