Oct. 30 flu clinic will be limited

Gary Pinneo
Ray Miller, from Dundee, was among the more than 200 people who got their H1N1 flu vaccine Monday at the Yates Public Health Clinic in Benton. Seasonal flu clinics are being scheduled now and more H1N1 clinics will be set when more vaccine is available, says Public Health spokesperson Kathy Swarthout.

Due to high demand and intermittent shipments of seasonal influenza vaccine, Yates County Public Health is not able to supply seasonal flu vaccine to adults at the flu clinic on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at the Penn Yan American Legion scheduled from noon to 3 p.m.

However, the Bath VA will supply seasonal flu vaccine to veterans only at this clinic.

H1N1 vaccine will be available in limited supply to the following priority groups:

Injectable H1N1 vaccine to:

Pregnant women

H1N1 intranasal spray vaccine to:

Children and young people aged 2- 24 years who are healthy, not pregnant, and have no underlying health conditions (such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, asthma)

Healthy persons 2-49 years old who live with or care for infants less than 6 months of age

If further shipments of flu vaccine arrive at Yates County Public Health, notification of vaccination opportunities will be announced. Thank you for your patience during this flu season.  The circumstances regarding the flu vaccine supply have been beyond our local control.