Swine flu vaccinations will only be given to individuals in the following high risk categories — pregnant women; people who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age; health care and emergency medical personnel; anyone from 6 months through 24 years of age; and anyone from 25 through 64 years of age with certain chronic medical conditions (heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, metabolic disease, such as diabetes, anemia, and other blood disorders) or a weakened immune system.
Children 6 months to 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or must have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian authorizing the Mingo County Health Department to give the child a swine flu vaccination. No exceptions.
The Mingo County Health Department asks that anyone attending the clinic for a shot wear a shirt that either has short sleeves or sleeves that are big enough to be pushed to the shoulder. There will be no private areas during this clinic, so removing the shirt is not an option. Also, be prepared to stand in line, seating will not be available and dress appropriately for the weather as lines will be outside.
Due to the swine flu vaecination clinic, the Mingo County Health Department will be closed on Friday, October 30, 2009. Our normal immunization schedule will continue on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.
Any questions or requests for more information, should be directed to the Mingo County Health Department at (304) 235-3570 during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.