H1N1 vaccines available for children 6 months to 5 years of age - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/16/09

H1N1 vaccines available for children 6 months to 5 years of age

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock has announced that the City of Lubbock Health Department will provide H1N1 vaccine to the first 200 children ages 6 months to 5 years of age on Tuesday, November 17th from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. in the Health Department auditorium.

These ages are within the priority target groups listed by the Centers for Disease Control. The vaccine received is both live attenuated and inactivated.

The live attenuated intranasal vaccine is indicated for children 2 years and older without chronic medical conditions such as asthma. The inactivated vaccine is indicated for all ages 6 months and older. The inactivated vaccine contains thimerosal as a preservative.

The children vaccinated at the above clinics will require a second dose of vaccine in approximately one month. The date and time for this clinic will be announced and will be dependent on vaccine supply.

The Health Department has not received a vaccine shipment for the school based clinics. Once available the City of Lubbock Health Department will begin providing the vaccine to children in school settings.

The amount of vaccine that will be received at any location is not known and when it is received the high-risk groups as listed by the Centers for Disease Control will be the first priority.

A COMPLETE SHOT RECORD IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME IMMUNIZATIONS ARE REQUESTED.

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