Thursday, November 5, 2009

Genesee County H1N1 Flu Clinic - Tonight - Nasal Spray Only

The Genesee County Health Department (Michigan) is holding a special H1N1 Walk-In Vaccine Clinic- Thursday – November 5, 2009 from 4pm to 6pm for Genesee County residents. This vaccine clinic is free of charge and is offering the nasal spray vaccine at Swartz Creek High School.

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The vaccine will be given to priority groups:
Children and young adults ages 2 - 24
Caregivers (ages 25-49) of infants less than 6 months
Health care and emergency medical personnel (under 50 years old)

The vaccine is free to all, but clients with health insurance must bring their health insurance information to receive it at no cost, including Medicare part B and Medicaid.

The nasal spray vaccine is approved for use in people from 2 to 49 years of age who are NOT PREGNANT and who do not have certain health conditions such as:

Illness with fever or any respiratory illness until 3 days after the symptoms have subsided
An allergy to any part of the vaccine, including eggs or gelatin
Children and adolescents receiving aspirin therapy
A history of Guillain-Barre' syndrome
Known or suspected immune system problems
Pregnant women
People with certain medical conditions such as asthma or reactive airways disease

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