The Chattooga County Health Department has received 100 doses of the H1N1 vaccine  nasal spray and will offer on a walk in basis, while supply lasts, to healthy children ages 2, 3 and  4 years old  from 8AM to 11AM and from 1PM to 5:30PM on Thursday October 8th. 

ALSO, THE VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 & 14, FROM 7:30AM UNTIL 11AM, AND THEN FROM 1PM UNTIL 4PM.  ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, FROM 8AM TO 11AM, AND FROM 1PM UNTIL 5:30 PM;  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, FROM 8AM UNTIL NOON. 

The Nasal vaccine spray will not be given to the following:

Children who are receiving treatments containing aspirin

Children with a sensitivity to eggs, egg proteins, gentamicin, gelatin or arginine or have had life threatening reactions to previous influenza vaccinations

Children that are younger than 2, children with asthma, or children less than 4 years old with recurrent wheezing, children with health problems tha predispose them to complications from flu

Children that have a muscle , nerve or seizure disorder that could lead to breathing or swallowing problems

Children that have  a weakened immune system.

The health department expects to receive the injectable H1N1 swine flu shots laterin October.

For more information contact the Chattooga County Health Department at 706-857-3471.