FIRST ON WITN: Swine Flu Vaccine Given In Pitt County

The swine flu/H1N1 vaccine is now being distributed in Pitt County.

Brady Brooks was the third person to get the nasal mist vaccine so far. The four-year-old fits one of the categories for those first people to get the vaccine.

Right now the vaccine is being given by appointment only. In Pitt County it's being given only to healthy children ages 2 years through 4 years of age, and healthy adults age less than 50 who serve as primary caregivers for children less than 2 years of age.

“The decision to vaccinate these two groups of people is due to the small amount and type of vaccine currently available and the evidence that children under 5 years of age are at greater risk of experiencing complications from influenza,” said Dr. John Morrow, Health Director.

For appointments for the 2009 FluMist® vaccine in Pitt County, call 252-902-2321 or 252-902-2342.

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