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H1N1 vaccines available at store

Monday, December 21, 2009

With several vaccines available, Walgreens, 501 E. National Ave., Brazil, has announced it has H1N1 flu vaccines.

"We have plenty," Walgreens Pharmacy Senior Tech Sally Whalen said. "We have several vaccines left."

Whalen told The Brazil Times the vaccines arrived Sunday and "several have already started getting shots."

She said the vaccines are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The store pharmacy is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday.

Whalen said Medicare and Medicaid pays fully for the vaccine, but there is also an $18 co-pay to receive the vaccine at the store.

Those interested may also log on to www.in.gov/flu and click on the flu shot locator to find other locations where to receive the vaccine. According to a press release issued by the Indiana State Health Department Monday morning, the H1N1 flu vaccine is available at several locations.

According to the release, the Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program, as of Dec. 15, reported 823,265 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine had been administered in the state, 62 percent of which were for those between 6-months and 24-years-old.

The release added that, according to Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP) statistics, 21.8 percent of the estimated number of high-risk persons statewide have received the vaccines.

In addition, the release stated that 24.7 percent of pregnant women and 46.7 percent of healthcare workers have been vaccinated.

High-risk target groups include:

* Pregnant women,

* Children from 6 months to 24,

* People living with or caring for children under 6 months,

* Individuals from 25-64 of age with underlying chronic conditions or who are immune compromised, and

* Health care providers and emergency medical service workers.

Local health departments will continue to provide the vaccines as well.

The Clay County Health Department has scheduled a vaccination clinic for the first week of January.

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