Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swine Flu Shots At Truman

A reminder that high-risk Chicagoans can get free H1N1 flu shots at Truman College through November 19th. Click here for details.

From the Chicago Department of Public Health:

Number of people vaccinated at Truman College thus far:

1,156 on Saturday
1,033 on Tuesday
2,189 total


  1. Just a reminder: Neither the County nor the City are screening according to the CDC's tiered protocol. So, if you are NOT in a high risk group, please wait and see your physician or a retail provider.

    People at High Risk for Swine Flu complications include:

    * Children younger than 5 years old
    * Adults 65 years of age and older
    * Pregnant women
    * People who have:
    o Cancer
    o Blood disorders
    o Chronic lung disease
    o Diabetes
    o Heart disease
    o Kidney disorders
    o Liver disorders
    o Neurological disorders
    o Neuromuscular disorders
    o Weakened immune systems (such as people with HIV or AIDS or who are on medications that weaken the immune system )

  2. Well since I don't see alcoholic with anger issues on that list of "high risk" I'll guess I'll have to wait.

    I was just reading an article in the Chicago Reader about the late actor Robert Ryan. He grew up in Uptown

    Interesting story. Political intrigue, alcoholism, family dysfunction, and an underground construction disaster that claimed a dozen lives.

    I know, I know. It sounds like Thanksgiving at the pirate family hacienda.

    Here's his wikipedia page.

    The man was in some great movies. Just some of the titles remind one of Uptown.

    Woman on the Beach (1947)
    Crossfire (1947)
    Act of Violence (1948)
    Caught (1949)
    I Married a Communist (1949)
    The Set-Up (1949)
    The Secret Fury (1950)
    The Racket (1951)
    On Dangerous Ground (1951)
    Clash by Night (1952)
    Beware, My Lovely (1952)
    Day of the Outlaw (1959)
    Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

    Battle of the Bulge (1965)(this one is NOT a hooker reference)

    The Dirty Dozen (1967)
    Hour of the Gun (1967)


    I forgot he was also in "The Longest Day". Which has an Uptown connection because in 1994 the landings at Normandy were recreated in a slightly smaller fashion at Montrose Beach in honor of the 50th anniversary of the invasion.

    Our beloved Alderman Shiller opposed the recreation. It happened anyway. I can understand the "give peace a chance" philosophy. I can't understand demonizing June 6, 1944.

    Even that old dead lefty Studs Terkel called World War Two "the Good War". That was arguably the third best day of that war. The best days being when the Germans and Japanese surrendered and the "good war" became a bad memory.

    I need my alcohol shot right now.

  3. Oops.

    If I'm gonna mention the story I should link to it.

    I know it has nothing to do with flu shots, but given the other type of shots flying around here today I wanted to post something nice.