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|H1N1 Clinic Saturday in Warren County
|The Warren County Health Department has received a shipment of the H1N1 vaccine and will be holding a clinic this weekend to dole out the vaccine to just one of the priority groups listed by the Centers For Disease Control.
Administrator of the Warren County Health Department Jenna Link says the H1N1 vaccine will be available in mist form to healthy children ages 2-5 this Saturday from 9am to noon at United Junior High in Monmouth.
Link says the mist is made with a live weakened form of the virus and can't be given to children who have asthma or any other chronic health conditions, pregnant women or children under the age of two.
She says even thought the health department received a small number of doses, Link tells WGIL, eventually the vaccinations will expand.
"We get a very limited amount at one time," Link said. "We only have 475 doses. So we feel like we can target this age group and really out to a majority of kids in that age group. Once we get more, we will keep expanding through the priority groups."
According to the CDC, the first dosages of the vaccine should go to pregnant women, caregivers for children under six months of age, health care providers and emergency personnel, all people six months to 24 years old and finally those who are 25 to 64 who have health conditions associated with a higher risk of medical complications from the flu.
Link says the symptoms of H1N1 are similar to the seasonal flu, but if you begin to experience worsening symptoms, you should seek professional care.
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|10 15 09 by Newsroom
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