H1N1 vaccine at RiverView Clinics; priority groups expandedUPDATED 3:45 P.M.
People in the targeted groups interested in receiving the H1N1 vaccine are asked to call the RiverView Clinic in advance. Grand Forks Public Health has also expanded priority groups for its Saturday clinic.
By: Herald staff report, Grand Forks Herald
RiverView Clinics have received a limited number of H1N1 vaccines from the Minnesota Department of Health to be administered to pregnant women, caregivers for infants less than 6 months, health care and emergency personnel who have direct contact with patients or infectious material, children aged 6 months through 9 years, and children and adolescents aged 10-18 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications.
Those interested in receiving the vaccine should call the clinic before coming in. The vaccine is available at RiverView Clinic in:
-Crookston (218) 281-9595.
-East Grand Forks (218) 773-1390.
-Fertile (218) 945-6695.
-Red Lake Falls (218) 253-4606.
The H1N1 immunization clinic at 1 p.m. Saturday at Red River High School has added in-dividuals ages 19 through 64 with chronic health conditions to its priority groups.
Grand Forks Public Health and Altru Health System will have 2,500 doses of vaccine available at Saturday’s clinic.