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Saratoga County to hold limited H1N1 vaccine clinics

Saratoga County Public Health has received a small allocation of H1N1 influenza vaccine.

Flumist is licensed for healthy people ages 2 49 because it contains the weakened live influenza virus. The following categories of people are eligible for the nasal H1N1 mist:

Healthy people up to the age of 49 who work in health care or are certified emergency medical services personnel.

Healthy people ages 2 - 49.

Healthy people up to the age of 49 who live with or care for an infant younger than 6 months

of age.

Injectable H1N1 vaccine with preservative (Thimerosal) is also available. The following categories of people who are eligible for the injectable H1N1 vaccine include:

Pregnant women -- due to the current supply issues, this vaccine, with the preservative Thimerosal, can be administered to pregnant women. Pregnant women should inquire about this issue with their doctors.

People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age, who cannot get the mist.

Health care and emergency medical personnel.

Anyone 6 months of age to 24 years.

Due to the limited supply of vaccine, clinics will be held for the above listed priority groups, by appointment only, according to the schedule below. Clinics will be held at:

Saratoga County Public Health

31 Woodlawn Avenue

Saratoga Springs, 12866

Clinic Dates are as follows:

Monday, Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Additional clinics will be set up as more vaccine supply becomes available.

Please call 584-7460 with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.

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