Health Department offers H1N1 vaccine to all eligible residents

Because of an increasing supply of H1N1 vaccine, the Blount County Health Department is able now to broaden availability and offer the vaccine to the general public by appointment, it was announced today. Appointments will be accepted starting Monday, Nov. 30, at Blount County Health Department from 8 a.m. to noon and then again from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To make an appointment, call 865-983-4582. The type of H1N1 flu vaccine available is a flu shot, and it will be provided at no charge.

During October and November when the H1N1 vaccine supply was limited, priority was placed on administering the vaccine to those in high risk categories.

The Blount County Health Department will continue to hold H1N1 clinics in the weeks to come. Additional information about upcoming clinics and vaccine availability are on the Tennessee Department of Health Web site at http://health.state.tn.us/H1N1.htm

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