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Linn County Public Health Offering H1N1 Vaccine

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Cedar Rapids (KWWL) -- Linn County Public Health will be offering H1N1 vaccine to priority groups on Friday, November 6, 2009.

The vaccine will be available this Friday from 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m., or until it's gone at Hawkeye Downs which is located at 4400 6th Street SW.

The vaccine being given on Friday will be the live, nasal form.

The vaccine will be given to the following groups of healthy people:

  • health care workers and emergency response personnel under age 49 who have direct contact with patients;
  • persons who live with or provide care for infants less than 6 months that are healthy and under 49 years of age; or
  • children 2 - 18 years of age.

The live, nasal form of the vaccine is not recommended for the following people:

  • people with medical conditions that place them at high risk for complications from influenza, including those with chronic heart or lung disease, such as asthma or reactive airways disease; people with medical conditions such as diabetes or kidney failure; or people with illnesses that weaken the immune system or who take medications that can weaken the immune system;
  • children age 2 through 4 years of age with possible reactive airway disease (recurrent wheezing or a wheezing episode within the past 12 months);
  • children or adolescents receiving aspirin therapy;
  • pregnant women;
  • people with a history of allergy to any of the components of LAIV or to eggs.

Interpreters will be on site to assist in registration and education and the vaccine will be given on a first come, first served basis.

If vaccine runs out, more clinics will be scheduled in November as vaccine becomes available.

For more detailed information about 2009 H1N1 influenza, visit www.idph.state.ia.us/h1n1/default.asp, www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO

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