Quantcast

Albany County H1N1 clinics filled in two days

These two clinics will only be servicing the target groups as described above, according to the press release.

"At this time, the Albany County Health Department does not have vaccines for children six months through three years of age," the release said.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Duryea said the reason the two clinics planned for this week will not be servicing children at those age groups is because those children require a different dosage and that the county had run out of that dosage during the first clinic and have not yet received more.

Duryea said that while it is not known when more clinics will be available for distribution of the vaccine, that the county is planning clinics on a weekly basis after it receives shipment of the vaccine.

"We really schedule them on a weekly basis because it depends on how much of the vaccine we have," she said.

Duryea said the county never knows how much of the vaccine it will receive and when it will receive it, and that it is at the discretion of the state health department and Centers for Disease Control as the vaccine has limited availability at this time.

"The demand for the vaccine is high and there is a limited quantity of it," she said. "It makes our planning a little difficult. We don't know how much we're going to get and when we're going to get it."

The county is planning future clinics, though it is not yet known when, she said.

Duryea said that the county decided to have one clinic in Berne so that it could spread out the clinics in the county and be able to provide those county residents who do not wish to come down to the Times Union Center an opportunity to receive the vaccine.

0
Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment