H1N1 clinic held in Montgomery Co.

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Residents in Montogomery county will get a chance to get their hands on the H1N1 vaccine today.

The Montgomery County Health Department is holding a flu clinic from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM to give out the H1N1 vaccine.

The flu mist form of the vaccine will be given out, as will a limited number of the shots.

People flooded a Central Kentucky Health Department Tuesday, one of the first to get the shot form of the H1N1 vaccine.

Lines stayed long at the Montgomery County Health Department. Some even drove from Louisville to get their hands on the vaccine.

Both the shot form and the nasal spray mist for the H1N1 vaccine were available for the target groups, including children and pregnant women.

The priority groups for the H1N1 nasal spray vaccine:
-Those ages 2-24 who are not pregnant
-Health care and emergency medical services personnel ages 49 and under
-Those ages 2-49 who are household contacts or caregivers of infants less than 6 months old

The priority groups for the H1N1 injectable vaccine:
-Pregnant women
-Persons who live with infants less than 6 months of age
-Health care personnel who have direct contact with patients or infectious material
-Children ages 6 months to 4 years
-Those ages 5 through 18 with medical conditions


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