Flu vaccine clinic open Thursday from 3 to 7 pm – 10/15/2009

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Press release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health:

Flu vaccine clinic open Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.

To make it more convenient for parents and caregivers, the flu vaccine clinic at Carew Medical Park will be open Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m., or as long as supplies last.

The nasal spray vaccine is the only H1N1 vaccine available at the clinic. The vaccine is reserved for healthy children and young adults and for people who live with or provide care to infants less than 6 months of age.

A person cannot receive this vaccine if he or she has asthma or is sick with nasal congestion. No one older than 49 years of age can receive this vaccine.

More than 3,200 people have received their H1N1 nasal spray vaccine since the clinic opened on Oct. 9.

Parkview Health is providing space for the clinic at Carew Medical Park, a three-story building located at 1818 Carew Street. You can access Carew Street either from Lake Avenue or East State Boulevard. Parking is available in an attached garage.

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 who do not have underlying health conditions
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 up 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

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