November 3, 2009
Oswego County Residents Can Make Appointments for H1N1 Flu Vaccine
OSWEGO - The Oswego County Health Department has received additional H1N1 flu vaccine and will accept calls for appointments on Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until all appointments are filled. People who are in priority groups for receiving the vaccine as noted below may call for appointments.
The health department has not received any vaccine for babies age six months to 35 months and the current supply of vaccine for pregnant women has been depleted. Health officials recommend that pregnant women contact their OB provider to seek H1N1 vaccine. The injectable vaccine is available for people in all other priority groups for whom the H1N1 vaccine is recommended.
Oswego County Residents in the following priority groups may call for an appointment:
To make an appointment for the H1N1 flu vaccine, residents should call the health department starting Nov. 5 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 349-3572 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3572. This number will be staffed until all appointment times are filled.
There is no charge for the H1N1 vaccine.
The health department anticipates that it will continue to receive additional shipments of H1N1 vaccine over the next several weeks and will notify the public through the media as it becomes available. The above telephone number will also carry a message regarding availability of H1N1 influenza vaccine.
For additional information, visit the CDC Web site at flu.gov.
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