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H1N1 Flu Vaccines Still Available

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the H1N1 influenza strain continues to affect younger adults in disproportionate numbers, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. High risk groups include pregnant women, people with chronic illness, children and young adults up to 24 years of age, and the caregivers of young children. Contact your physician to schedule an appointment if you would like a vaccine and have not yet received one this season. If you do not have a physician, please call 1-866-790-WELL to find a physician. You can also contact the Henderson County Health Department at 694-4040 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon to speak with someone about scheduling an appointment for a free vaccine.  More than 80 million people in the United States have been vaccinated. In North Carolina, more than 1.6 million doses have been administered, impacting approximately 20% of our population. Don't forget to participate in respiratory etiquette such as covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and observing the proper hand washing techniques.

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