H1N1 Vaccine Given to 200 Local Pregnant Women

by Emily Baird on October 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

200 pregnant Muskingum County women are immunized against the H1N1 virus.

Rambo Memorial Health Center just wrapped up its first H1N1 vaccination clinic that was four hours long.

At times, women were out the door waiting to get in and sign their forms.

"We are taking more names though for the waiting list. I was told that there were 750 pregnant women in Muskingum County. So, we will continue to do this along with our mist when we get some additional for the high risk groups for children as well, " says Executive Director, Crystal Bebout.

Bebout says the waiting list is growing, with more than 50 people on there so far.

The pregnant women who came in today also had a special surprise. They had the option of getting their seasonal flu shot as well.

"We had a few left over from the nursing homes that we were doing, and we decided since they were her, and they are a high risk group, we are going to vaccinate them for that as well, " says Bebout.

Bebout says pregnant women have to get the injection form of the H1N1 virus…instead of the mist.