St. Louis County set to vaccinate children for H1N1The vaccines are free and available for children age 6 months to 9 years, slightly older than other clinics.
The St. Louis County Health Department recently received a delivery of H1N1 flu vaccine and has scheduled clinics at community sites in Hibbing, Virginia, Ely, Cook, Hermantown and Duluth.
The vaccines are free and available for children age 6 months to 9 years, slightly older than other clinics.
St. Louis County had planed to get more than 30,000 doses and hold clinics in all schools across the county. But the county found out it would receive only 3,100 doses and switched its plans.
Schools are giving notices to children to bring home to their parents this week notifying them of the clinics.
Guy Peterson, public health director for the county, said the county’s goal is to reach as many school-age children as possible.
“We fully expect another wave of H1N1 later this winter, along with the seasonal flu,” Peterson said. “If you can access the vaccine, you still should.”
The clinics are scheduled for:
*Tentative clinics pending arrival of additional vaccine.