Metro receives more injectable H1N1 flu vaccine

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:45pm
Staff reports

The Metro Public Health Department will offer 1,300 doses H1N1 influenza injectable vaccine beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The Health Department’s free H1N1 FluMist and H1N1 flu shot walk-in clinic, located at 311 23rd Ave. North, will be open from 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or as long as supplies last.

Injectable vaccines are being limited to pregnant women; caregivers and household contacts of infants under 6 months; children 6 months to 4 years of age and children 5-18 who have medical conditions, such as asthma, that put them at higher risk of influenza-related complications.

The Health Department continues to offer free H1N1 FluMist nasal spray vaccine to those ages 2-49 who do not have underlying health conditions and are not pregnant.

For the latest information about H1N1 influenza and flu vaccine, visit the Health Department’s Web site — or call 340-7775.