- By Lynne Mitchell
- Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2009
H1N1 Vaccine Now Available To All
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The Forsyth County Department of Public Health will be offering H1N1 flu vaccine
to all individuals who want it other than those with medical reasons not to receive
it beginning on December 15. The Health Department will be holding a two-day clinic
event on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 in the Education Building
on the Dixie Classic Fair Grounds next week. Each day, the clinic will be open from
7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The Health Department opened up access to the vaccine to everyone during the recent
clinic on Saturday because of poor turnout among the risk groups. The State Health
Department is releasing all County Health Departments to make such decisions on
an individual basis locally. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth
Medical Center and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health are all opening
access to the vaccine to all those who want it as long as they have no medical contraindication
to receiving the vaccine.
The vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis free of charge.
Those wishing to attend should enter at Gate 5 off of Deacon Boulevard.
Children under 10 years of age who receive their first dose of the H1N1 vaccine
need a booster dose of H1N1 vaccine 4 weeks or later after the first dose.
Local health departments, hospitals, physicians’ offices, pharmacy chains, and others
will be providing H1N1 vaccine for the public in coming weeks. Most individuals
will be able to receive the vaccine through their own private health care providers’
offices. The Health Department vaccination clinics will be open to anyone who wishes
to us them.