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Jan 19, 2010 2:23 PM by Greg Boyce

Flu vaccine available for children

The Pueblo City-County Health Department has H1N1 vaccine available for children who cannot get the vaccine at a pharmacy or health provider.

Children 6 months to 4 years old that are covered in this group. Children nine years old and younger that received a first dose of H1N1 flu vaccine and need their second dose are encouraged to call the Health Department to schedule an appointment.

Appointments for children to receive H1N1 flu vaccine can be made for Thursday, January 21, Tuesday, January 26 or Thursday, January 28 from 9:00 aa.m. to 5:00 p.m. Health Department officials recommend 28 days between doses, yet 21 days after the first dose is also acceptable.

Dr. Nevin-Woods, Executive Director of the Health Department stated that "Children are at high risk for complications due to the H1N1 flu and influenza vaccine is the best way to protect your child against the flu. Children are not fully protected until they get their second dose. This is why it is so important for parents to get their kids in for vaccination and their second dose."

Vaccine is available to these young individuals at no cost. Appointments can be made by calling 583-4440. Leave a message and a nurse will call you back to schedule an appointment.

 

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