Jefferson County Public Health Has Flu Vaccines For Children

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The Jefferson County Public Health Service says it has 60 doses of flu vaccine for children 6 months through 18 years of age who do not have insurance coverage. 

The walk-in immunization clinic is held every Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Public Health Facility at 531 Meade Street in Watertown.

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order permitting pharmacists to give flu vaccinations to patients between six months and 18 years of age which is in effect through February 11. 

After checking around the area, public health officials say some pharmacies are reporting the ability to vaccinate children, while most pediatricians have supplies of flu vaccine to give to children. 

If you have difficulty obtaining a vaccination, the public health officials can direct you to a provider or pharmacy that is able to give you flu vaccine.

Call 786-3720 for more information. 

So far this season, 685 cases of influenza have been laboratory-confirmed in Jefferson County while all of New York state has had 19,128 cases. 

In Jefferson County, 39 individuals have been hospitalized with influenza, compared to  2,884 people statewide. 

Two pediatric deaths from influenza have occurred in New York; there have been no pediatric deaths in Jefferson County.  
 
For more information on the flu, vaccinations and prevention, see Jefferson County Public Health Service's news release.

Monday, October 20, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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