H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic Comes to Newport Dec. 30

The Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network will be providing free H1N1 flu shots on December 30 at the Newport High School from 4 to 7 p.m.  Available by appointment, the clinic is open to all children and adults ages 4 – 24; adults 25-64 with underlying medical conditions; people caring for or living with infants less than 6 months old; spouses and partners of pregnant women; and health care providers. Call 603-504-1000 for an appointment.

Director Jessica R. McAuliff of the Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps said this week that the H1N1 flu vaccine recall, as seen in the news in recent days, did not affect any of the does being administered by the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network . McAuliff, who is also the coordinator of the public health network, said the recall was for prefilled 0.25 ML syringes of a certain lot number used for children under 4 years old.  The health network clinics are serving predominately those age 4 and over and are using doses of a different brand and measure than those recalled. “We have none of these 0.25 ML syringes on hand,” McAuliff said.

For more information, visit:  www.sullivancountynh.gov/publichealth

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