Wednesday, October 28, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Press Release

The following is a press release from First District Health Unit Dated October 26.  For more information you can contact Lori Brierly at 701 721 2974.


First District Health Unit has scheduled additional vaccination clinics for the 2009 H1N1influenza, and has expanded the criteria for those eligible to be vaccinated.

H1N1 vaccination clinics are scheduled at the following locations in the upcoming weeks:

Wednesday, Oct. 28 Minot Minot Municipal Auditorium

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 29 Towner First District Health Unit office

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 30 Underwood City Hall

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 3 Bottineau St. Andrew’s Hospital

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 6 Mohall Renville County Courthouse Community Room

9:00 – 11:00 am

Friday, Nov. 6 Kenmare Kenmare High School

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Friday, Nov 6 Lignite Wellness Center

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Who can receive vaccine at these clinics:

o All children 6 months through 4 years old

o Pregnant women (vaccine supply is limited)

o Siblings and healthy parents of infants under 6 months old.

o Children 5 years through 18 years of age who have underlying or chronic health conditions, including:

 Cancer

 Blood disorders (including sickle cell disease)

 Chronic lung disease [such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)]

 Diabetes

 Heart disease

 Kidney disorders

 Liver disorders

 Neurological disorders (such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, brain or spinal cord injuries, moderate to profound intellectual disability [mental retardation] or developmental delay)

 Neuromuscular disorders (such as muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis)

 Weakened immune systems (such as people with HIV or AIDS or who are on medications that weaken the immune system )

Vaccination will be done on a walk-in basis – no appointments will be taken. There is no charge for this vaccine. Vaccine cannot be given to sick children, and sick children and adults should not come to these clinics.

Vaccine will be given in both the injectable (shot) form and the nasal spray (flumist) form. The type of vaccine to be given will be determined by several factors, including child’s age, health status and other recent vaccinations.

First District will continue to receive H1N1 vaccine over the next several weeks. As more vaccine becomes available, it will be made available to additional priority groups.

Hope the above info is useful.
Skeptical DoDo

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