H1N1 vaccine available for all residents

By on December 27, 2009

Kane County—The Kane County Health Department will begin scheduling appointments for the H1N1 vaccine for all Kane County residents, now that the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that all Illinoisans will be eligible to receive the H1N1 flu vaccination.

The IDPH announcement also mentions that pharmacies that have ordered vaccine should be able to provide H1N1 flu vaccinations in the coming weeks.

“This is good news for Kane County and means more people will be able to be protected against the H1N1 virus just as we head into the worst of the flu season,” said Paul Kuehnert, executive director of the Health Department. ”With hospitals, clinics, private providers and soon your local pharmacy with their own supplies, all residents over the age of 6 months will have access to the vaccine. Now that the supply is abundant, we encourage everyone to consider getting vaccinated.”

Residents may call the Health Department’s Call Center at (630) 723-5414 to make an appointment.