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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 5, 2003
CONTACT: Sheryl Woods, Health Department Media Relations, (816) 840-2548

Media Alert

 

Who:

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department.

     
 

What:

Exclusive media opportunity to videotape and photograph smallpox vaccinations and interview vaccination volunteers.

     
 

When:

Feb. 7, 11-11:45 a.m.

     
 

Where:

Multipurpose room of the Kansas City Health Department, 2400 Troost. Please enter the building through the employee entrance located on the west side of the building.

     
 

Why:

This exclusive opportunity will be the only time the news media will have access to the smallpox vaccination clinic due to patient/client confidentiality, safety, and security concerns.

     
 

How:

Because the smallpox vaccination involves the use of a live virus, the health department has taken precautions to ensure the media’s safety, as well as the safety of the volunteers and the nurses conducting the medical procedure. Please adhere to the standard safety protocols that will be used during the availability.

    

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