GREEN, OH (WOIO) - The Summit County Health District held an H1N1 vaccine clinic Thursday afternoon 4:-7PM at The Chapel in Green located at 1800 Raber Road.
The vaccine is free and will be given on a first come, first served basis. At this time, no thimerosal-free doses for children 6-35 months will be available. People who received a seasonal Flu-Mist vaccine must wait 28 days to receive a H1N1 Flu-Mist, however, they may receive a shot.
The vaccination is voluntary.
As a limited amount of vaccine is available, current vaccination efforts will focus on the target groups per Centers of Disease Control recommendations.
Those groups include:
- pregnant women
- people who live with or care for children less than 6 months
- all people 6 months to 24 years
- people 25 to 64 years with chronic medical conditions
- healthcare workers and emergency medical workers
We ask the public to be patient and help us to focus on the priority groups in our vaccination efforts. We do expect to eventually have enough vaccine for everyone who wants to be vaccinated. More clinics throughout Summit County will be held as more vaccine is received. Clinic sites will be evenly distributed throughout the county to provide access to everyone. Health Department H1N1 clinics will be posted on www.summitflu.org as they are scheduled.
The best way to prevent the flu is to practice safe health practices such as; frequent hand washing, covering your mouth while sneezing and coughing, and getting your flu vaccine.