Press release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health:
Caregivers of infants can now get H1N1 flu vaccination at Carew clinic
People who care for infants less than six months of age can now get the free H1N1 vaccination at Carew Medical Park while supplies last.
The clinic will be open today and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
The nasal mist vaccine is the only type of H1N1 vaccine being offered right now. This vaccine is being reserved for healthy children and young adults and for people who live with or provide care to infants less than six months of age. You cannot receive this vaccine if you have asthma or are sick with nasal congestion. No one older than 49 years of age can receive this vaccine.
The department only has seasonal flu shots for children 6 months to 3 years of age. Older children and adults wanting a seasonal flu shot will need to contact a health care provider or pharmacy or visit a Super Shot location.
The health department will continue to offer flu vaccine at the Carew clinic as long as supplies last. More H1N1 flu vaccine, both nasal spray and injectable vaccine, is expected to arrive this week.
Parkview Health is providing space for the clinic at Carew Medical Park, 1818 Carew Street. Parking is available in an attached garage. The vaccine clinic will be on the third floor in Suite 300. |
Anyone experiencing symptoms of influenza should stay home and contact a health care provider.
For more information, go to www.FightTheFlu.org or call 2-1-1.
Vaccines available at the Carew Medical Park clinic
H1N1 FluMist vaccine (nasal spray)
For healthy children and young adults 2 to 24 years of age
For persons up to age 49 who live with or provide care for infants less than six months of age (e.g., parents, siblings, and daycare providers)
No child younger than 2 years of age can get this vaccine
No adult older than 49 can get this vaccine
Children under the age of 10 will need two doses of the H1N1 vaccine, four weeks apart, to be fully protected
If a child has had any live vaccine such as the MMR, Varicella (chickenpox) or the seasonal flu mist vaccine in the last 28 days, the child cannot receive the H1N1 FluMist vaccine
Seasonal Flu vaccine (injectable)
For children 6 months to 3 years
No child younger than 6 months can get this vaccine
Both vaccines are free to the public and can be given at the same time. Children under age 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Be a Flu Fighter!
Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
Wash your hands often with soap and water especially after you cough or sneeze
Go to www.FightTheFlu.org