H1N1 flu clinic on Thursday, Oct. 22 & 29 in Aledo

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

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

Around 425 individuals received the nasal spray shots on Thursday, Oct 15.

There is no charge for the shots. There is also no sign-up 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 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.