Flu clinics are added

The Wood County Health Department expects to receive 1,400 doses of injectable vaccine and an additional
1,000 doses of the flumist form of the H1N1 vaccine today. Some of the injectable doses will be
pre-filled, thimerosal-free doses for children 6 to 35 months. The rest will be pre-filled syringes
approved for ages 4 and up that contain a trace amount of thimerosal.
Additional clinics:
¥ For pregnant women only, on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Huntington Bank Building at BGSU located
off of Dunbridge Road in.
The vaccine that will be available contains a trace amount of thimerosal. Some people are concerned about
the belief that there is link between thimerosal and autism.
No studies have confirmed this link. To allay fears and increase vaccination rates, some manufacturers
are producing thimerosal free vaccine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that
pregnant women can receive either the thimerosal-containing vaccine or the thimerosal-free form.
¥ For anyone in one of the high risk groups, there will be a clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
same location. This clinic will have both the injectable and the flumist forms of the H1N1 flu vaccine.
The vaccine is intended for high-risk individuals including health care workers and EMS workers who
provide direct patient care; pregnant women; people who live with or care for children less than 6
months; all people 6 months to 24 years; and people 25 to 64 years with chronic medical conditions.
The health department will also be holding clincs:
¥ Wednesday, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Perrysburg High School Cafeteria, 13385 Roachton Road.
¥ Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Baltimore Main School, 124 S. Second St.
Both of these clinics will be for the flumist only.