Pine County Announces First H1N1 Vaccine Clinic

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at 5:05 am

The first public clinic for H1N1 vaccinations in Pine County will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd from 9am – noon or as long as vaccine supplies last.  This first clinic will be held at the Sandstone location of Pine County Public Health, 1610 Hwy 23 N in Sandstone, approximately across from the 61 Motel.  There is a limited supply of both injectable and nasal spray form of vaccine.  Pregnant women will receive only the injectable form.  All other adults will be offered only the nasal spray for this first clinic.

WIC CLINICS:  All pregnant women on WIC that are residents of Pine County can come in to receive their H1N1 vaccination during regularly scheduled WIC clinic days Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, November 3rd-5th, 8:30-3:30 as long as vaccine lasts.  Pregnant women will receive the injectable form of the vaccine.

Please stay home from the clinics if you have a fever or are feeling ill.  There will be many opportunities to receive the H1N1 vaccine.  Many clinics are planned for the future and there is expected to be enough vaccine for everyone who wants it as time goes by.

This information along with vaccine information sheets and high risk conditions will also be posted on the the county website.  Clinic dates will also be recorded on the county hotline and aired on WCMP radio at 7am, 8am and noon daily when clinics are scheduled.

All of the following groups will have the same priority:

-Pregnant women

-Household contacts of children under six months of age (These adults must be under age 50 because they will be offered only the nasal spray at this first clinic).

-Children six months of age up to 4-5 years of age (not including kindergarten age yet)

-Children ages 5-18 years old with high-risk conditions

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