Oct 29, 2009 7:39 PM by Stefanie Boe
The Pueblo County Health Department says more people are able to get an H1N1 vaccination at this Saturday's clinic.
Children aged 6 months to 5 years are now able to line up.
More health workers are also added to the October 31st clinic eligibility.
Here is the complete list from the health department.
· Pregnant women
· People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months old
· Anyone 6 months old through 18 years old with chronic medical conditions such as: cancer; blood disorders (including sickle cell disease); chronic lung disease [such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)]; diabetes; heart disease; kidney disorders; liver disorders; neurological disorders (such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, brain or spinal cord injuries, moderate to profound intellectual disability or developmental delay); neuromuscular disorders (such as muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis); weakened immune systems (such as people with HIV or AIDS or who are on medications that weaken the immune system); persons younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy
· Healthy children 6 months to 5 years old
· Health Care Workers with direct patient contact of large numbers of ill patients
Licensed Practicing Nurses
Certified Nursing Assistants
Once demand by the higher-risk groups has been met and additional vaccine supplies are available, H1N1 vaccine will be provided to anyone who wishes to receive it.
Clinic Location: Colorado State Fair Grounds Events Center, Prairie Avenue, 81004
Clinic Date and Times: Saturday, October 31, 2009: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Note: Information is subject to change based on H1N1 vaccine supply and demand. Please call the Public Health Flu Hotline 583-4440 to confirm the date and time of the vaccination clinic and the target group encouraged to attend. Public Health Flu Hotline is available Monday-Friday 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Plan before you attend:
· Do not attend a clinic when ill. Vaccinations will not be given to sick people.
· Bring proof of residence. Vaccinations will only be given to Pueblo County residents.
· Health Care Workers bring proof of employment with position title.
· Dress appropriate for the weather-you may be standing in line outside clinic locations.
· Wear and instruct your children to wear loosely fitting clothing that allows for arms (legs for children) to be exposed briefly for the H1N1 shot.