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Wilson County Health Department offers H1N1 vaccine

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Wilson County Health Department will offer H1N1 injectable vaccine by appointment during clinic on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. 

To make an appointment, call 444-5325. The H1N1 flu vaccine will be provided at no charge. Parking will be provided at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.

Those listed below are the priority groups on which we want to focus to receive this vaccine. 

• Children 6 months to 4 years old • Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age• Pregnant women• Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel• Children 5 through 18 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications

No shortage of 2009 H1N1 vaccine is expected. However, limited quantities and types of the vaccine come in with each shipment. The Tennessee Department of Health expects to receive enough H1N1 vaccine in coming weeks so anyone who wants to receive it, can do so.

Wilson County Health Department will continue to announce when vaccine arrives and if there will be an H1N1 clinic. Also, information about upcoming clinics and vaccine availability are on the Tennessee Department of Health Web site at http://health.state.tn.us/H1N1.htm.

For more information about the H1N1 vaccine, call the Wilson County Health Department at 444-5325 or contact the Tennessee Flu Information Line at 1-877-252-3432. Information is also available on the Web at www.tn.gov/health or www.flu.gov.

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