The county health department asked me to forward the following information to you. They will be sponsoring several clinics in the area. Note the date and time this Saturday. Also note the upcoming clinics tentatively scheduled for the next week. One is scheduled for November 4 at West Prairie Middle School.
This is a copy of what the health department sent:
H1N1 Nasal Spray Clinic
The McDonough County Health Department has just received a shipment of H1N1 nasal spray vaccine. The health department will be holding a nasal spray vaccine clinic on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the McDonough County Health Department on 505 E. Jackson in Macomb from 1:00-5:00 pm. The H1N1 vaccine will be free of charge. If you are unable to attend the clinic on Saturday we will be holding walk-in clinics October 26-29, 2009 from 2:00-6:00 pm at the health department. The following people who qualify to receive this type of vaccine include healthy people who:
· Are from 2 through 49 years of age,
· Are from 25 through 49 years of age and
o Live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age, or
o Are health care or emergency medical personnel
If you are not in the above list or are pregnant, have a weakened immune system, long-term health problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, metabolic disease such as diabetes, asthma, anemia and other blood disorders you must wait until the shot form is available to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Also, if you have received the seasonal flu nasal spray vaccine within the last 28 days or less you will have to wait until the shot form available.
In order for a child to receive the H1N1 vaccine(17 years and younger) a parent or guardian must be present to authorize vaccination for the child. If someone else other than parent or guardian is bringing the child written consent from the parent or guardian is required.
Also we have scheduled tentative clinic dates for nasal and injectable vaccine based upon receipt of both forms of the H1N1 vaccine. Please check our website before attending the following clinics in case of cancellation (www.mchdept.com). If you have any questions please contact 309-837-9951 ext. 220 for Linda and ext. 211 Amy
TENATIVE Clinic Dates:
October 31, 2009 9:00 – 3:00 pm Macomb High School
November 2, 2009 5:00-8:00 pm Bushnell High School
November 4, 2009 5:00-8:00 pm West Prairie Middle School