SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Summit County Health District will held H1N1 vaccine clinics on Thursday afternoon at the Copley-Fairlawn High School located at 3797 Ridgewood Road in Copley and Tallmadge Middle School located at 484 East Avenue in Tallmadge.
The vaccine was free and was given on a first come first served basis. 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.
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 through the month of November and into December. 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.