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New flu administration guidelines will go into effect in Chatham County

By Monique Peloquin
Posted Wednesday, January 5, 2005

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The new recommended administration guidelines will begin on January 3, 2005. The flu vaccine will then be available for:

* people age 50 or older, and
* Household contacts of people in the current high risk groups. Those current high risk groups are:
- all children aged 6-23 months;
- persons aged 2-64 with underlying chronic medical conditions;
- all women who are or will be pregnant during the flu season;
- residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities;
- children aged 6 months-18 years on chronic aspirin therapy;
- health care workers involved in direct patient care; and
- out of home care givers( day care providers or baby sitters) and household contacts of children aged 6 months or less.

The flu vaccine will be available:
- By appointment
o Location: The Pittsboro office of the Chatham County Public Health Department
o Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
o Time: 1:30pm – 5pm
o Note: Available while supplies last throughout the flu season
- Walk-in Cliic
o Date: Saturday, January 8, 2005
o Time: 9am – 12pm
- Locations:
o Pittsboro: Northwood High School cafeteria
o Siler City: Jordan Matthews High School cafeteria

The vaccine will be free of charge

Please contact the Health Department at 742-5641 for more information.

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