Area health announce clinics for H1N1 vaccinationsCass and Clay counties will host clinics this week to vaccinate area children for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.
By: Kristen Daum, INFORUM
Cass and Clay counties will host clinics this week to vaccinate area children for the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.
According to county health officials:
In Clay County:
A clinic is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Nemzek Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Only children ages 2 through 9 are eligible for the vaccine at this time.
The county expects to receive between 1,000 and 1,500 doses of the nasal mist H1N1 vaccination to be used during the clinic.
Parking is available in the J lot north of Nemzek Hall.
In Cass County:
A clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fargo North High School, 801 N. 17th Ave.
Only children ages 6 months to 9 years are eligible at this time.
The county expects to receive about 1,500 doses – half being the nasal mist form of vaccine and half being of the injectable form.
Parking is available in the southside lot.
Due to the limited number of doses available, any one who doesn’t meet the age criteria or doesn’t live in the state where the clinic is being held will be turned away, officials said.
These are the first flu clinics being held by the county health agencies to vaccinate the general public against the H1N1 virus.
Officials said they plan to host more vaccination clinics once more doses become available.
For more on this story, read Tuesday’s Forum.