Health Department receives 4000 doses of injectable H1N1 vaccine - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Health Department receives 4000 doses of injectable H1N1 vaccine

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Health Department has received 4000 doses of the injectable form of the H1N1 vaccine, Health Department Director Yvonne Madlock said Monday.

The vaccine, which contains an inactivated, killed virus, is administered using a needle, usually to a patients arm.

Madlock said because children are among those most susceptible to H1N1, and most likely to experience severe complications from H1N1 infection, health officials are limiting this shipment of vaccine to children who are younger than 48 months old. The vaccine will be made available to other age groups later on.

Starting Tuesday, the Health Department will administer the vaccine to children younger than four years of age at the following clinics:

  • Collierville Clinic, 167 Washington. Clinic Hours: 8-11 a.m. & 12:30-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Phone: 854.6775.
  • Galloway Clinic, 477 N. Manassas. Clinic Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone: 522.8268.
  • Hickory Hill Clinic, 6590 Kirby Center Cove. Clinic Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday & on 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Phone: 365.1045.
  • Immunization Clinic, 814 Jefferson. Clinic Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Phone: 901.544.7711.
  • Millington Clinic, 8225 Highway 51. Clinic Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Phone: 873.4433.
  • Raleigh Clinic, 3040 Covington Pike. Clinic Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone: 386.2060.
  • Shelby Crossing Clinic, 6170 Macon Road. Clinic Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Phone: 372.7581.
  • Southland Mall Clinic, 1278 Southland Mall, Shelby Drive/Highway 51. Clinic Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday & on 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2nd and 4th Mondays from 5-6:30 p.m. Phone: 346.0081.
  • Department of Human Services, 3230 Jackson. Clinic Hours: 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays only. Phone: 320.7471.

Last week, the Health Department received its first shipment of the nasal form of the H1N1 vaccine. Madlock said additional supplies, to be administered both nasally and as an injection, are expected to be received regularly.

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