Columbus gets H1N1 vaccine for priority groups

Health departments in Muscogee, Macon and Taylor County have received a number of doses of the H1N1 Novel Flu Vaccine and the other 13 counties in the West Central Health District should be be getting some soon.

However, the district did not receive the expected amount of doses of the inactivated virus form of the vaccine and will have to restrict doses to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention priority groups.

These groups include pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months, health care and medical services personnel with direct patient care, children, young adults 19-24, and people 25-64 with health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from the the flu.