Nov 10, 2009 2:22 PM by Bea Karnes

First El Paso County H1N1 vaccine clinic approaching

The first of four H1N1 swine flu vaccine clinics is scheduled for tomorrow in El Paso County. The Health Department is restricting it to residents who are in high risk groups.

The vaccine will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Clinics are subject to cancellation if the supply runs out. The vaccine is free.

You may also be able to find the swine flu vaccine at your doctor's office or pharmacy. While the vaccine is free, you may be charged a handling fee or office visit fee.

The vaccine at the clinics will be restricted to:
• Pregnant women
• Parents/caretakers for children younger than 6 months
• All people 6 months through 24 years of age
• People aged 25 through 64 years with chronic health conditions
• Health care workers with direct patient contact

Here are the Health Department clinics currently planned:
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.
Coronado High School
1590 W. Fillmore St.

Friday, Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m.
New Life Church
11025 Voyager Parkway

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m.
Harrison High School
2755 Janitell Road

Thursday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.
The Hangar
6436 S. Highway 85/87 Suite R

If any of the later clinics are cancelled because the vaccine runs out, this web site will have that information.



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