News Releases > Health department announces H1N1 vaccine clinics for next week
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Nov.20, 2009). –The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will offer H1N1 vaccine at its Carew Medical Park clinic at the following times next week:
· Wednesday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m. to noon.
The H1N1 injectable vaccine is the only type of H1N1 vaccine being offered right now. Individuals within the following priority groups are currently eligible for this vaccine:
- pregnant women
- people who live with or care for infants under 6 months of age
- children and young people from 6 months old to 24 years old
- adults age 25 through 64 with chronic health conditions
- health care workers and emergency medical services personnel
Seasonal flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years of age will also be offered while supplies last.
More than 17,600 people have been vaccinated for H1N1 flu since the clinic opened on Oct. 9. Parkview Health is providing space for the clinic at Carew Medical Park, 1818 Carew St. The vaccines are free. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with notarized documentation).
Anyone experiencing symptoms of influenza should stay home and contact a health care provider. People can also limit the spread of flu by covering their cough and washing their hands.
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Vaccines available at the Carew Medical Park
H1N1 vaccine (injectable)
· For pregnant women
· For persons of any age who live with or provide care for infants less than six months of age (e.g., parents, siblings, and daycare providers)
· For children and young people age 6 months through 24 years of age*
· For adults age 25 through 64 with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease
· If a person is ill with a fever, he or she cannot get the vaccine
*Children under the age of 10 will need two doses of the H1N1 vaccine, four weeks apart, to be fully protected.
Seasonal Flu vaccine (injectable)
· For children 6 months to 18 years of age
· No child younger than six months can get the vaccine
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with notarized documentation).
###www.FightTheFlu.org or call 2-1-1.