Pregnant women in Muskingum County are still waiting for their H1N1 and seasonal flu shots.
Today’s clinic at Rambo Memorial Health gave 150 H1N1 shots to pregnant women. Bebout says there are still 200 pregnant women on a list to get their seasonal flu shot and 40 women on the list to get their H1N1 shots. Bebout says she is hoping more vaccine will come in soon.
"I called Ohio Department of Health today and they basically told me that it would be up to the health department, they would be the one to designate where the vaccine goes and the H1N1 that we are doing to us was actually given to us by the health department," says Executive Director of Rambo Crystal Bebout.
Two seasonal flu clinics are coming up for those with chronic illnesses and people over the age of 65. But both are already full. Bebout says yesterday’s seasonal "Vaccine For Children" clinic surprisingly had a low turn-out. She had 400 doses of seasonal flu mist available and only 100 people showed up. But when it comes to H1N1 she says pregnant women should go to any health department where they can find it.
"I recommend if they can find the vaccine anywhere and they really want it then they should go ahead and seek out other agencies," says Bebout.
Rambo is still taking names for the seasonal flu and H1N1 shots. To get your name on the list call 740-452-5401