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H1N1 vaccine offered to Midvale residents

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  • Post last modified:November 10, 2009

The Midvale Family Health Clinic is offering 300 doses of the H1N1 vaccine to Midvale residents in high-risk groups on Friday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is located at 7852 S. Pioneer St. (310 West), on the Southwest side of the Midvale Middle School campus. The cost is $10.

The clinic will offer vaccine to the following high-risk groups: 

– Pregnant women

– People who live with or provide care to infants younger than 6 months (e.g., parents, siblings, and day care providers)
 
– Health care and emergency medical services personnel

– People 6 months through 24 years of age (especially those with higher risk for influenza-related complications, including children younger than 5 years and those who have high-risk medical conditions)

– People 25 years through 64 years of age who have certain medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications, including:

o Asthma
o Neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizure disorders), stroke, intellectual disability (mental retardation), moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury. 
o Chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  (COPD) and cystic fibrosis
o Heart disease such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease
o Blood disorders such as sickle cell disease
o Endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus
o Kidney disorders
o Liver disorders
o Metabolic disorders such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders
o Weakened immune system due to disease or medication, such as people with HIV or AIDS or cancer, or those on chronic steroids