H1N1 Vaccine Information
West Virginia Bureau for public health has received a limited amount of 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine. Initial doses in these first few weeks are being used to vaccinate our high risk health care workers (including EMS personnel) – this includes health care workers seeing large numbers of at risk persons. It both protects our health care workforce and the high risk patients they see.
With increased supplies expected to arrive in late October, early November, we will be targeting the following populations through school based clinics, other public clinics, and targeted outreach:
· Pregnant women,
· People who live with or provide care for children younger than 6 months of age,
· Health care and emergency medical service personnel,
· People 6 months to 24 years of age, and
· People 25 to 64 years of age who are at higher risk for 2009 H1N1 flu complications because of an underlying health condition or compromised immune systems.