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Ohio Health Dept. begins offering H1N1 vaccine to general public

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio Department of Health is expanding the H1N1 influenza vaccine to the general public beginning Monday, Dec. 14.

Health officials will continue to focus vaccination efforts exclusively on health care and EMS workers who provide direct patient care; pregnant women; people who live with or care for children less than 6 months of age; all people 6 months to 24 years; and people 25 to 64 years with chronic medical conditions.

But beginning the week of Dec. 14, these individuals will continue to be eligible for vaccination, along with other Ohioans who are not in the risk groups.

"We continue to urge high-risk Ohioans to seek H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines," ODH Director Alvin D. Jackson, M.D said.

Nearly 2.3 million doses of the vaccine are already available in the State of Ohio and more is expected to arrive each week.  

To find out where you can get the vaccine, check the ODH Web site at http://www.flu.ohio.gov or call the ODH H1N1 information line at 1-866-800-1404 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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