Archive for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Health department drops most restrictions for H1N1 vaccine

Monday’s H1N1 clinic open to all residents under 65

Leah Jansen inhales the nasal spray H1N1 influenza vaccine administered to her by Colleen Mundstock with the Leavenworth County Health Department.

Leah Jansen inhales the nasal spray H1N1 influenza vaccine administered to her by Colleen Mundstock with the Leavenworth County Health Department.

November 18, 2009

H1N1 vaccine now open to county residents under 65

The Leavenworth County Health Department will have its first mass vaccination for the H1N1 virus for all county residents under 65 years old.

The health department will conduct the H1N1 flu clinic from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday at two locations: the health department, 500 Eisenhower Rd, Leavenworth; the old Food 4 Less building, 2916 S. Fourth St. The clinic will run until the end of the scheduled time, or until vaccine supplies are exhausted.

There will be no cost to receive the vaccination at this clinic and this clinic is only open to residents of Leavenworth County.

Pregnant women and children 6 months to 2 years old and people over the age of 49 are not eligible for the nasal spray vaccine and will receive an injectable dose. All others will receive the nasal spray vaccine.

Children 6 months through 9 years old will need to receive two doses of vaccine at least 28 days apart. Officials said it was not necessary to have the second dose administered at exactly 28 days, but within a reasonable timeframe thereafter.

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