Press release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department:
Health department announces H1N1 vaccine clinics for next week
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will offer H1N1 vaccine at its Carew Medical Park clinic at the following times next week:
- Monday, Dec. 7, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 9, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Both H1N1 injectable and nasal spray vaccine is available to those who qualify. Individuals within the following priority groups are currently eligible for this vaccine: pregnant women
- people who live with or care for infants under 6 months of age
- children and young people from 6 months old to 24 years old
- adults age 25 through 64 with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease
- health care workers and emergency medical services personnel, including dental workers
Seasonal flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years of age will also be offered while supplies last.More than 19,000 people have been vaccinated for H1N1 flu since the clinic opened on Oct. 9. Parkview Health is providing space for the clinic at Carew Medical Park, 1818 Carew St. The vaccines are free. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with notarized documentation).
Anyone experiencing symptoms of influenza should stay home and contact a health care provider. People can also limit the spread of flu by covering their cough and washing their hands.
For more information, go to www.FightTheFlu.org or call 2-1-1.
Vaccines available at the Carew Medical Park
H1N1 vaccine (injectable)
- For pregnant women
- For persons of any age who live with or provide care for infants less than six months of age (e.g., parents, siblings, and daycare providers)
- For children and young people age 6 months through 24 years of age*
- For adults age 25 through 64 with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease
- If a person is ill with a fever, he or she cannot get the vaccine
*Children under the age of 10 will need two doses of the H1N1 vaccine, four weeks apart, to be fully protected.
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
- If a person has had any live vaccine such as the MMR, Varicella (chickenpox) or the seasonal flu mist vaccine in the last 28 days, he or she cannot receive the H1N1 FluMist vaccine
Seasonal Flu vaccine (injectable)
- For children 6 months to 18 years of age
- No child younger than six months can get the vaccine
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with notarized documentation).
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