Metro receives more injectable H1N1 flu vaccine

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:45pm
Staff reports
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The Metro Public Health Department will offer 1,300 doses H1N1 influenza injectable vaccine beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The Health Department’s free H1N1 FluMist and H1N1 flu shot walk-in clinic, located at 311 23rd Ave. North, will be open from 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or as long as supplies last.

Injectable vaccines are being limited to pregnant women; caregivers and household contacts of infants under 6 months; children 6 months to 4 years of age and children 5-18 who have medical conditions, such as asthma, that put them at higher risk of influenza-related complications.

The Health Department continues to offer free H1N1 FluMist nasal spray vaccine to those ages 2-49 who do not have underlying health conditions and are not pregnant.

For the latest information about H1N1 influenza and flu vaccine, visit the Health Department’s Web site — www.health.nashville.gov or call 340-7775.