More than four-thousand Louisvillians have made appointments for the city’s H1N1 vaccine clinics for the general public in the first two days of the clinics.
Health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman says he was surprised to see over two-thousand people make appointments on the first day, and another two-thousand by noon today.
“Frankly, it’s more,” says Troutman. “I didn’t expect we would get this many calls this soon after doing the massive number of vaccinations we’ve already done for kids and for adults and those in high-risk groups. So, yeah, this is more than I expected.”
Troutman says he doesn’t think they’ll run out of appointments during the three-week, three-location clinics, but they’ll find a way to meet the demand if they do.
The clinics are being held by appointment at the Government Center on Barrett Avenue, the Middletown Fire Station, and the PRP Fire Station.