Thursday, October 22, 2009

H1N1 Flu Clinic Scheduled

The Putnam County Health Department will be offering the H1N1 flu vaccine today at the health department office on County Services Drive, just off South Willow Avenue. The clinic will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. No appointment is necessary to receive the vaccine, and it will be provided at no charge. Officials say this is the Flu Mist, which is appropriate for healthy people age 2 to 49 who are not pregnant. Anyone not among that group will not be able to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Officials also say that more late and weekend clinics will be offered as the local health department receives more vaccine in upcoming days and weeks. For more information about the H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccines, you can call the Heallth Department at 528-2531.