A long line formed Thursday night as the H1N1 immunization clinic opened at the Brainerd High School cafeteria, the first county-wide mass clinic to reach an expanded target group.
But the crowd was orderly and the line moved quickly as Crow Wing County Public Heath workers administered H1N1 flu shots at several stations in the cafeteria.
People stood in line to receive an H1N1 vaccination Thursday at the Brainerd High School cafeteria. While the line was long as the clinic was opening, it also moved quickly. The mass clinic was sponsored by the Crow Wing County Health Services Division. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls » Purchase reprints of this photo.
Those eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine were children ages 6 months to young adults up to age 24, adults ages 25-64 with a chronic medical condition, pregnant women, those with household contacts or caregivers of infants younger than 6 months, health care providers and emergency medical personnel.
Gloria Kasten anticipated the poke of a needle as Crow Wing County Public Health Nurse Jeanne Thull gave her the H1N1 vaccination Thursday in the Brainerd High School cafeteria. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls » Purchase reprints of this photo.
Two similar H1N1 clinics for those high risk groups are scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Pequot Lakes High School and from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby.
The county had run out of the FluMist nasal spray so those at Thursday's clinic received the H1N1 flu shots. County public health officials are hoping to receive another shipment of the FluMist vaccine by next week's scheduled clinics.
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