MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Starting Friday, Oct. 23, the Middlesex County Public Health Department will provide injectable H1N1 vaccine at the Public Health Clinic in New Brunswick as well as the nasal spray vaccine that became available last week.
The health department has received a limited supply of 4,000 injectable vaccinations. Of these doses, 3,000 will be offered to schools within the department’s jurisdiction and 1,000 will be utilized for public health clinics and requests from physicians. Additional vaccine is expected to be shipped this week.
At this time, health department officials recommend that the following groups should receive the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine:
- Pregnant women
- Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age
- Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
- All people from 6 months through 24 years of age
- Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza
Clinics will be held by appointment only from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Middlesex County Public Health Clinic which is located at 596 Jersey Avenue, Suite B, New Brunswick. Residents can call 1-732-565-3788 and press 0 to schedule an appointment for the nasal spray or injectable vaccine.
Residents who have general questions about H1N1 or the vaccine can call the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services’ toll-free public information hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 1-866-321-9571.
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