H1N1 vaccine now available for walk-ins

First Posted: 11/28/2009

People no longer have to call for appointments to get the H1N1 injectable vaccine at the Surry County Health and Nutrition Center.
The vaccine is available for walk-in patients beginning tomorrow. In prior weeks people had to call to set up appointments.
Thomas Williams, media relations specialist, said the center was pleased with how the appointments went but now wanted to open the vaccine up for walk-ins to make it more readily available.
People still might have to wait a little, he said.
The vaccines still are only available for people in the Centers for Disease Controls target groups: pregnant women, health care and emergency medical service workers, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months old, youth ages 6 months to 24 years old, and adults ages 25 to 64 who have chronic health disorders.
Williams said the state is telling health centers to do this until a good representation of the target groups has been reached.
The health center is now receiving vaccines on a weekly basis. Later in the season workers hope to be able to open the H1N1 vaccine up to everyone.
Were looking forward to this, said Williams.
The Surry County Health and Nutrition Center is located at the countys Government Center at 118 Hamby Road, Dobson. For more information about the center, call 401-8400.

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