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A new shipment means we can again vaccinate individuals from age 6 months to 49 years old

OUTDATED AS OF OCTOBER 15TH, Please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org for updated information.

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) received a new shipment of H1N1 nasal spray vaccine the morning of Friday, October 16th, and will once again be administering flu vaccinations while the supplies last. Due to limited supplies, UCHD officials are asking the following priority groups to be given the first opportunity to get the vaccine:

  • Individuals age 6 months through 24 years
  • Individuals age 25 through 49 years who...
    • lives with or cares for infants younger than 6 months of age or,
    • are health care or emergency medical personnel
  • pregnant women

Vaccination Clinics will open Thursday at the Utah County Health and Justice Building (151 S. University Ave, Provo). The clinic is planned to be open Friday, Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while supplies last. The vaccine is free, but UCHD may bill insurances for administration fees. People are being asked to bring their insurance cards with them.

"We had such an incredible response yesterday, we ran out of vaccine in the late afternoon," said Lance Madigan, UCHD public information officer. "We were suprised to get the shipment in today, but wanted to get the vaccine out as quickly as possible."

For those who aren't able to get the vaccine, the UCHD suggests the following preventive measures:

  • Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid those who are sick -- if you are sick, stay home until 24 hours after fever has gone away without fever-reducing medicine.
  • Cough into an elbow or sleeve.
  • Get plenty of rest and eat properly.

    Due to demand and supply challenges, the UCHD continues to encourage individuals seeking immunization to check this web site, call the UCHD Health Information Line at 801-851-2222, or call 2-1-1 for up-to-date availability.