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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Health District Holding More H1N1 Flu Clinics

The Westport Weston Health District (WWHD) said today it continues to schedule appointments for the H1N1 flu vaccine.

Parents of children under the age of 10 years are reminded that a second dose, administered at least 28 days after the first, is recommended to provide full protection, the District said.

H1N1 vaccination at WWHD clinics is free. There is no charge for the vaccination and no co-pay.

As the supply of H1N1 vaccine is no longer limited, the restrictions for vaccination have been removed.

WWHD is now able to offer H1N1 vaccine to anyone over the age of 6 months who wishes to be vaccinated, the District said.

Both the inactivated injectable formulation and the live attenuated nasal spray are available. Anyone over the age of 6 months may receive the vaccine by injection.

You may receive the nasal spray if you are between the ages of 2 and 49 years, not pregnant, and do not have any chronic underlying medical conditions.

Residents must have an appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted.

To schedule an appointment, visit the WWHD Web site and follow the link to the H1N1 Vaccine information page.

For additional questions or assistance, contact Monica Wheeler, RN at (203)227-9571, ext 242.


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