H1N1 vaccines offered to more people

BROOKLYN - The Health Department says turnout was so low over the weekend at swine flu vaccination clinics that the vaccines will be made available to more people.

Instead of restricting the vaccine distribution to students, the weekend clinics will now be open to pregnant women, people ages 4 to 24, those in contact with newborn babies and people ages 25 to 64 with underlying health conditions.

Health officials say only a few hundred people attended the weekend clinics, even though there are enough vaccines for about 500 people to receive them each hour.

The vaccines will be offered at a different location each weekend, including Sheepshead Bay High School, P.S. 196, J.H.S 234, George Wingate Campus and P.S. 86.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Police say they're investigating after a body was 2 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
Police are searching for the suspect who they 3 Police search for suspect in string of burglaries
One person was injured and traffic was backed 4 1 injured in fiery crash along BQE near Union Street and Hamilton Ave.
Authorities say eight people were injured in a 5 8 injured in Williamsburg fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE