Despite rain Flu clinic has numbers

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Free Flu Clinic brings a crowd.

A free H1N1 Flu vaccination clinic is bringing out some numbers in Mercer County. The first clinic held a week ago had around 425 individuals attend. Two more clinics are in the works, including one today from 4 - 6:30 p.m. and another one in a week, Oct. 29,  during the same hours.

The Mercer County Health Department is hosting the two H1N1 flu clinics at the Mercer County VFW, 106 SW 3rd Ave., Aledo from 4 - 6:30 p.m.

There is no charge for these shots. There is also no signup needed. The shots will be given out according to a priority list, with both nasal and injections available. H1N1 will not be distributed to physician's offices.

H1N1 nasal mist vaccines are only available to healthy people ages 2 - 24; healthy household contacts and caregivers of children under the age of six month, who are 49 years of age or younger; healthy healthcare and emergency medical services personnel up to age 49.

H1N1 vaccine injections are only available for people age six months to 24 years of age; household contacts and caregivers of children younger than six months; people up to age 64 with chronic health condition; healthcare and emergency service personnel and pregnant women.

Any person who has received season flu mist must wait 30 days between the seasonal mist and H1N1 mist.

The health department can be contacted with any questions at (309) 582-3759.