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Wake to distribute more H1N1 vaccines next week

Posted October 16, 2009
Updated October 19, 2009

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— Wake County has received 3,000 more does of the H1N1 flu vaccine and plans to reopen vaccination clinics on Monday.

The free vaccinations will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until the supply is exhausted at health department branches in Raleigh, Zebulon, Wake Forest and Fuquay-Varina. No appointment is necessary.

Last week, the county distributed 3,500 doses of a nasal mist form of the vaccine. The latest supply comes only in the form of an injection, public health officials said Friday.

Public health officials have said the doses are reserved for individuals classified as being high priority by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That group includes pregnant women, individuals ages 6 months to 24 years, ages 25 to 64 with underlying health issues, health care and emergency workers and those individuals caring for children younger than 6 months old.

A listing of Wake County clinics holding H1N1 flu vaccinations:

  • Public Health Center, G-35, 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh
  • Southern Regional Center, 130 N. Judd Parkway, Fuquay-Varina
  • Northern Regional Center, 350 East Holding Ave., Wake Forest
  • Eastern Regional Center, 1002 Dogwood Drive, Zebulon


View Wake County Health Centers in a larger map

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  • Steven Oct 19, 2009

    That was also the seasonal flu vaccine and not this one. I guess you failed to read that in the story. I'd rather protect myself from the flu if possible than contract it and have serious problems. The incidents of people having problems with the vaccines are really small. In fact there hasn't been any reported issues with the new vaccine as of a program on the subject last night.

    ""Flu shot suspected in Redskins cheerleading hopeful's neurological condition".

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/One-in-a-Million-Shot-64189142.html

    Yet another reason not to shoot any of this garbage into your body"

  • Orange RN Oct 19, 2009

    It is a personal decision. One must weigh the risk of harm by the virus versus risk of harm by the vaccine.

    I judge the risk of this flu as higher than the risk of the vaccine. I see the H1N1 flu uncommonly killing healthy young people- this is unprecedented in my lifetime. I believe that we are in for an exceptionally rough flu season. I will get this one when I have access to it.

    It is always a matter of weighing risks- no vaccine or drug is 100% risk free.

  • wattsun Oct 16, 2009

    "Flu shot suspected in Redskins cheerleading hopeful's neurological condition".

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/One-in-a-Million-Shot-64189142.html

    Yet another reason not to shoot any of this garbage into your body.

  • time4real Oct 16, 2009

    should we think twice about this shot or not? FOX says no, CNN says yes, what say you GoLo'ers??