Health Department scheduling second doses for children

By on December 3, 2009

Kane County—The Kane County Health Department scheduled a clinic to serve those children under 10 who require a second, or booster, dose of the H1N1 vaccine.

The appointment-only clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at Elfstrom Stadium at the Kane County Events Center on Kirk Road in Geneva.

Make an appointment by calling the Kane County Health Department H1N1 Call Center at (630) 723-5414.

This clinic is intended to serve those children who received their initial dose of vaccine at Health Department clinics Oct. 26 through Nov. 5. Parents should receive a postcard in the mail in the next few days reminding them to schedule an appointment for the second dose. Children under 10 who received their first shot after Nov. 5 can schedule an appointment through the call center at a time that is convenient for them.

The vaccine shortage has been easing, and supplies are being distributed to health care providers throughout Kane County. Residents may want to check with their personal healthcare providers to see if the vaccine is available through them.