Summerville, GA:  The Chattooga County Health Department will conduct H1N1 (swine flu) flu-shot clinics Wednesday, January 13, from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Summerville Recreation Department and Thursday, January 14, from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Trion Recreation Department, according to health department nurse Manager Mitzi Smith.  Smith noted that the health department will close at 4 PM both days.

The H1N1 vaccine is free; however, clients are asked to please bring their private insurance, Medicare, Medicare supplement, PeachCare or Medicaid card as a small administration fee may be charged to their insurance.  "No client will be billed or expected to pay," Smith stressed and adds "clients with no insurance will not be charged or expected to pay." 

 

According to Smith, "we have plenty H1N1 vaccine now and are offering it to anyone over the age of six months who wants to receive it, but we’re still encouraging people in high-risk groups especially to get the vaccine."  Those high-risk groups for H1N1 are: 

  • pregnant women,

  • care givers of infants less than 6 months of age,  

  • children and young adults aged 6 months to 24 years,

  • persons aged 25 – 64 years who have medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease and immunosuppressive disorders,  that put them at risk and

  • health care and emergency service workers.