Health Department Has H1N1 Vaccine Left Over

by Emily Baird on October 26, 2009 at 10:24 am

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is finished with its first public H1N1 vaccination clinic, administering about 300 doses of the mist to childcare providers and pre-school children between the ages of two and five.

Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton, says people were lining up outside the 7th Street building a few hours before the clinic opened, forcing the Health Department to start the clinic early.

"We did start giving shots just after 2 o’clock and for the first hour and a half or so, we had quite a long line. People were nervous about the vaccine and wanted to be here early, " says Hamilton.

Hamilton says people were handling the flu mist well.

"Some of the kids are a little bit nervous about it, but most of them have not even flinched about it.There’s a nervous one…(laughs). " says Hamilton.

The Health Department initially had 500 doses to administer to the public. Hamilton says since it has about 200 doses left, it plans to hold another clinic at the end of this week or the beginning of next week.