H1N1 Clinics for Pine County Schools Canceled
All H1N1 vaccination clinics scheduled for Pine County schools have been canceled due to insufficient supplies of the vaccine. The county Department of Public Health made the announcement Friday morning.
Public Health Preparedness Coordinator Pauline Amundson:
Pine County Public Health will hold a H1N1 flu vaccine clince for all school-age children, ages 5-18, who are Pine County residents or who attend a Pine County School, on Tuesday November 17th, from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Hinckley Community Center.
The county Health Department already received the vaccine for the November 17th clinic, however, Amundson says there is not enough for all Pine County students. She adds that younger children are the top priority, but encourages all school-age kids to come.
Pine County held its first H1N1 vaccination clinic on Tuesday in Sandstone, and Amundson says turnout was less than expect but says the clinic went well.
There is left over vaccine from the Sandstone clinic and that will be used at another clinic in Pine City on November 10th. Amundson says if there is left over vaccinations from Pine City, that will go towards the schools clinic a week later.
The Minnesota Department of Health recommends all children to receive the vaccine, even if they may have had symptoms of the H1N1 flu