More people can get H1N1 shots in Vail Valley Wednesday |

More people can get H1N1 shots in Vail Valley Wednesday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail Valley, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –Eagle County Public Health gave 150 doses of H1N1 vaccine during Thursday’s clinic in Colorado’s Vail Valley, which was open to members of four priority groups established by the Centers for Disease Control. Approximately 1,500 doses were available for distribution.

The next vaccination clinic is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Brush Creek Elementary School in Eagle. Based on yesterday’s demand, the clinic will be expanded to include additional priority groups. The vaccine will be available to anyone age 6 months to 24 years, adults age 25 to 64 years with chronic health conditions, anyone who lives with or cares for children younger than 6 months of age and pregnant women.

creening will take place at the entrance of the clinic and those who do not fall into a priority group will not be given the vaccination. Additional clinics will be scheduled on a week-by-week basis, depending on vaccine availability. Times and locations will be posted to every Friday. Public Health will continue to open the clinics to additional priority groups and the general public as more vaccine becomes available.

About 25 volunteers assisted in yesterday’s clinic, in addition to county staff. Food for those working at the clinic was donated by Fiesta Jalisco in Avon, Larkburger in Edwards and Marko’s Pizzeria in Edwards. Water was donated by Village Market in Edwards.

Questions on the flu, including the latest information on local flu clinic times and locations, can be directed to the CoHELP line at 1-877-462-2911. The call center is staffed with both English- and Spanish-speaking health professionals from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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