Some Health Departments Get H1N1 Vaccine

Health departments in the east are already seeing their initial supply of the H1N1 vaccine.

The Lenoir County Health Department received its shipment right after noon Monday. Three-hundred doses of the spray version of the swine flu vaccine are now available, although the shot form of the vaccine has not yet come in.

Joey huff, Lenoir County's Health Director, says pregnant women, who should get the H1N1 vaccine, can not get the nasal spray version. And those allergic to eggs and chicken can't get it all.

Huff says they haven't determined how they will administer the vaccine yet, but say they've had some interest from the school system to hold a flu shot clinic.

Beaufort County's Health Department received 200 doses of the vaccine, while Pitt County's Health Department says it received some H1N1 vaccines as well, but not enough to hold a community wide clinic.


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  • by Maureen Location: Greenville on Oct 14, 2009 at 05:37 PM
    the immunization is free, but you will probably be charged an administration fee (which will be variable & hopefully minimal) by most places.
  • by Yes, You Will Location: Eastern NC on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    You will be able to receive H1N1 vaccine free of charge. It is purchased by the federal government.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Oct 5, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    Obama's Trillions of dollars stimulas plan for American People did not include for a Free H1N1 Flu Virus vaccine shot for all Americans? Where did all the $$$$$ go to? Does Obama care about us Americans? Pres.Ford gave all Americans a Free Swine Flu shot I got one at a Fire Dept in the Mid 70's . Why won't Obama? give us a Free Flu shot?
  • by Anonymous Location: craven county on Oct 5, 2009 at 05:33 PM
    only people who have money will be able to get these shots everyone else will suffer
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