Some flu shots still available

The Milam Count y Health Department has given about 1,900 H1N1 (swine) flu shots but still has some dosages available. for specific groups,

Michelle Ferg uson, public health preparedness coordinator, said 1,867 doses have administered, 478 initially to priority groups and 1,389 during clinics last week.

"We've had a handful come in since then and have given a few more doses," she said.

The health department currently has H1N1 flu-mist available for persons ages 2-49 and has some vaccine available for pregnant women only.

"These vaccines will be administered, to Milam County residents only, during regular health department hours in Cameron and Rockdale," she said.

Hours for the Rockdale office, located in the One-Stop Center, Main at Bell are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12-noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Hours for the Cameron office, 209 South Houston, are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Ferguson said the health department hopes to have another batch of H1N1 shot, not mist, vaccine available in a week to a week and a half.

Seasonal flu shots

It's a different matter where seasonal flu vaccine immunization is concerned, according to Ferguson.

"We have seasonal f lu vaccine available for children and that's it," Ferguson said. "Not for adults."

"From what they're telling us, that's probably it for the seasonal f lu vaccine this season," she said.

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