The high-risk groups targeted to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine have been expanded for a clinic planned Friday in Pequot Lakes.
Crow Wing County Public Health reported Tuesday that the H1N1 flu clinic planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Pequot Lakes High School middle gymnasium will be open to children ages 6 months to 9 years, adolescents ages 10-18 with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and individuals who have household contacts with infants younger than 6 months. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Individuals eligible to receive the vaccine, either injectable or FluMist, must meet the above criteria to receive the H1N1 vaccine.
An H1N1 clinic for pregnant women only is planned for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Crow Wing County Public Health, 204 Laurel St., in Brainerd.
There also are two other tentative H1N1 clinics planned - Nov. 21 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter and Nov. 25 at Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby. Clinic times and target groups for these two clinics will be published as the dates draw closer.
There is no charge for the H1N1 vaccinations. County health officials advise continuing to check the county's flu hotline at 822-7022 and local media, including the Dispatch, for more information.
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