WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Washington County Health Department will hold an H1N1 flu vaccination clinic Monday for children ages 5 to 18 who have chronic health conditions.
Vaccinations for the flu, also called swine flu, will be available by appointment only. Those who want to schedule an appointment may call 240-313-3456 today beginning at 8 a.m.
People should not show up early or show up without an appointment, health department spokesman Rod MacRae said. Vaccinations will be given at the health department's main building at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown's North End.
There is no charge for the vaccination.
The clinic will have approximately 200 doses in injection form available for children, MacRae said.
The health department is expecting more H1N1 vaccine, but shipments have been erratic, MacRae said.
Because the health department has received a limited supply of the vaccine, distribution is starting with high-risk populations, MacRae said.
According to MacRae, the vaccine comes in three forms with different recommended target populations: