H1N1 Update- November 18

The Cascade City-County Health Department will have over 1,000 doses of nasal spray H1N1 vaccine available at a clinic on Monday, November 23rd. Based on vaccine availability and demand from the community, the Health Department is expanding its eligibility requirements to be vaccinated for H1N1.

The CDC guidelines outline the highest priority populations based on their risk for having complications from the flu virus. “We are transitioning into a broader category of those populations and can now vaccinate healthy individuals ages 2—24. This clinic targets these people based on their risk level and the type of vaccine that we’re receiving. We understand many people outside of these high risk groups are eager to be vaccinated, and we hope to provide it for them as soon as we can,” says Kate Marone, spokesperson for CCHD.

Children ages 9 and under who have already received their first dose will be able to receive their second dose at a clinic scheduled for December 3rd (time & location to be announced). Those children need to wait a minimum of one month before receiving their second dose.

Who Is Eligible?

 Healthy Individuals between the ages of 2 and 24.

Where & When Will the Vaccine Be Available?

The City-County Health Department will be offering the nasal spray vaccine to the above eligible populations on:

 Monday, November 23rd from 4pm-6pm at the Exhibition Hall at MT ExpoPark

 The nasal spray vaccine will be provided at no cost. No injections available at this clinic.