Tuesday, November 10, 2009

FluMist Available to High-Risk Populations in Fauquier

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District will offer free H1N1 FluMist vaccine in two clinics on Wednesday, November 11.

They will be held at:
-- Liberty High School in Bealeton from 8 a.m. to noon
-- Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper from 3 to 7 p.m.

The clinics are targeted to those high risk populations that are eligible for vaccination with the nasal mist vaccine.
-- Healthy children and young adults from 2-24 years old.
-- Healthy individuals under 50 years old who share a household with infants younger than 6 months old.

The FluMist vaccine is not right for everyone. Pregnant women, those with asthma, heart, lung or kidney diseases, immune disorders or other chronic health conditions must receive the injectable vaccine. Those who are not eligible for the FluMist should ask their primary care doctor about the availability of the injectable vaccine.

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