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[October 21, 2009]  The Logan County Department of Public Health has received a supply of injectable novel H1N1 influenza vaccine. The health department will have clinics offering this vaccine beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Clinic hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the 109 Third St. These special clinic hours are expected to end on Nov. 6. The vaccine will also be available on the HOPE Mobile during its regularly scheduled stops.

Currently the health department is offering the novel H1N1 vaccine to the following priority group only. The priority group consists of:

  • Pregnant women.

  • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age.

  • Health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact.

  • Children 6 months through 24 years of age.

Those eligible may obtain this vaccine free of charge without an appointment during the clinic hours. As more vaccine becomes available, the health department will expand the eligibility and anticipates being able to vaccinate everyone who wants to be vaccinated.

For more information, visit www.flu.gov and www.lcdph.org or call the Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317.

[Text from file received from the Logan County Department of Public Health]

The weekly "flu facts" are sponsored by the Logan County Department of Public Health and the Pandemic Influenza Community Coalition.

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