Fort Jackson starts H1N1 vaccinations
November 19, 2009
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At Fort Jackson, Moncrief Army Community Hospital has already begun vaccinating beneficiaries and other civilians for H1N1, officials said this week.
ID card holders interested in receiving the vaccine may do so during the seasonal flu drive, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday and every other Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Wednesday.
The vaccine is being distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which means the first to receive the vaccine will be consist of: pregnant women; people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months; health care and EMS personnel; people 6 months to 24 years old; and people 25-64 who have certain chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.
Children 9 and younger will need two doses of H1N1 vaccine separated by at least 21-28 days.
Because of their limited likelihood of being infected by H1N1, those older than 65 will not receive the vaccine.
Active duty personnel will receive the vaccine through their units.