INDIANAPOLIS---State health officials today announced they have received word that some of Indiana's 93 local health departments have started receiving limited quantities of the injectable form of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A vaccine.
According to state health officials, due to the very limited number of doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine currently coming to the state, many local health departments are only able to target small numbers of individuals in the high risk groups and will not yet be holding public vaccination clinics.
Again, the targeted high risk groups include:
· Pregnant women;
· Children from 6 months to 24 years;
· People living with or caring for children under 6 months of age;
· Individuals from 25 to 64 years of age with underlying chronic conditions or who are immune compromised; and
· Health care providers and emergency medical services workers.
As information becomes available from the local health departments, the Indiana State Department of Health will post online where you can get the H1N1 flu vaccine at: www.in.gov/flu.
The Department will also be offering a toll-free hotline for the public to call for information on the H1N1 flu and its vaccine at: 1-877-826-0011 or TTY 1-888-561-0044. It will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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