June 15, 2024

OTTAWA — The Franklin County Health Department has received a new supply of H1N1 swine flu vaccine. Health director Midge Ransom said she has just enough vaccine to be given to certain categories of people Wednesday afternoon on a first-come, first served basis. The swine flu vaccine will be given to those who walk in at the health department at the county annex from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The office will only do swine flu vaccinations and offer no other services during that time, she said. The swine flu nasal mist vaccine will be given to those healthy people ages 2-24, or to those people younger than 49 who care for children less than 6 months old. Swine flu injections will be available for the following people: Pregnant women; those who are caregivers, parents, day care staff or siblings of children who are less than six months old; children 4-18 years old and who have medical conditions; children who are 6 months to 3 years old. Any vaccine left over will be available Friday morning 7:30 to 9:30, Ransom said. The county has a swine flu information line: 229-3535. There’s also a county swine flu web site: http://www.franklincoks.org/healthdepartment/healthdepartment_page.htm.

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