News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 17, 2010
KCI Airport H1N1 vaccination clinic set for Feb. 18
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department and Aviation Department are partnering to offer an H1N1 vaccination clinic on Thursday, Feb.18 from 8-11 a.m. at the Kansas City International Airport. Vaccine is free and available for everyone age 6 months and older.
Inhaled vaccine and shots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations:
Terminal A – Gate 14, United Airlines
Terminal B – Gate 44, Southwest Airlines, and 66, Delta Airlines
Terminal C – Gate 78, American Airlines
“Though we have seen a decrease in H1N1 cases locally and nationally, the illness is still present in our community, and travelers are often at a higher risk for contracting and spreading the flu,” said Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Health Department. “By protecting travelers and airport staff, we also protect the families, friends and coworkers that they come into contact with both here in Kansas City and elsewhere in our global community.”
The Kansas City Airport System is an enterprise fund department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Kansas City International Airport is one of the nation’s largest airports, covering more than 10,000 acres with more than 7,000 acres available for development. Visit www.flykci.com for more information on KCI Airport.
Media inquiries about this topic should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, public information officer for the Health Department, (816) 840-2548 (pager).