Mesa County Health Department gets 400 doses of H1N1 vaccine

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo (KKCO) - The Mesa County Health Department says it has received 400 more doses of the 2009 H1N1 vaccine -- but it's still only giving them to high priority groups.

Those high priority groups include:
-Pregnant women
-People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
-Health care and emergency medical personnel who work directly with patients
-Children 6 months to 4 years old
-Children 5 through 18 years old who have chronic medical conditions

Officials say the shots will be available on Wednesday by appointment only.

Residents who fall into one of the high priority groups can schedule an appointment starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Appointments can be made online (click on the link below) or by calling the Mesa County Health Department at (970) 683-6636.

The vaccine is being given free of charge.

Officials say they expect weekly shipments of the vaccine, and that anyone who wants to get it will eventually be able to.

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