Fayette County Health Department hosting two H1N1 vaccination clinics Nov. 21

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will provide more chances for high-risk groups to get an H1N1 vaccination with two clinics this weekend.

LFCHD will host H1N1 vaccination clinics 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (or until the vaccine runs out) Saturday, Nov. 21, at Lexington Christian Academy, 450 W. Reynolds Road, and Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road. The shots will be free.

The clinics will target high-risk priority groups identified by the CDC:

* pregnant women
* people between the ages of 6 months through 24 years
* people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
* people ages 25-64 with chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems
* health care and emergency services personnel.

Anyone with a fever Saturday or with egg allergies cannot get the shot.

Those who live or work in Fayette County will be focused on during December clinics, with times, dates and locations yet to be determined. The clinics will be held based on availability of the vaccine and could be rescheduled or postponed if there are any delays on the vaccine’s shipment. The health department will post the latest updated information on the clinics on its Flu Hotline, 288-7529, and online at www.LexFluCrew.com.

All H1N1 shots provided by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be free. The department has provided more than 7,700 H1N1 vaccinations at three clinics held Oct. 31 and Nov. 7.

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