County H1N1 clinics rescheduled for November

Lack of H1N1 vaccination has forced the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment to reschedule its shot clinics.

Public health officials hope the vaccinations will be available in El Paso County by Nov. 11, the date of the first clinic.

Clinics are now scheduled for:

10 a.m., Nov. 11 at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore Street.
8:30 a.m., Nov. 13 at New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Parkway
4 p.m., Nov. 17 at Harrison High School, 2755 Janitell Road
10 a.m., Nov. 19 at The Hangar, 6436 S. Hwy 87, Suite R

Due to limited supplies – and the difficulty in receiving the vaccination, high risk groups are recommended to be vaccinated first:

- Preschool children ages 6 months through 4 years;
- School age children and young adults ages 5 to 18 with chronic health conditions
- Health care workers with direct patient contact
- Pregnant women
- Parents and caretakers for children younger than 6 months.

Health officials warn that availability of the vaccination is subject to change, and ask that participants visit the health department’s Web site before visiting clinics.