Swine Flu Priorities

POSTED: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

El Paso - - - The city of El Paso is awaiting delivery of thousands of swine flu vaccinations. But it's not first come, first served.

The city says it wants to make sure people most at risk for getting the swine flu are vaccinated first.

In a few weeks, El Paso will be offering free shots at swine flu clinics. But you're urged to be patient. The city says the vaccine will first go to those considered high risk. That includes children with health conditions, young adults age 19-24, pregnant women, adults age 25-64 with chronic health conditions, caretakers of babies under six months old, and health care and emergency services workers.

"We would ask folks who are not in those high risk categories to please be patient. Eventually in El Paso anyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get it. But we are prioritizing those groups for complications."

You can get a free shot at the Henderson Health Center on South Mesa, The Northeast Health Center on Transmountain, Tigua Health Center on San Jose Road, The Westside Health Center on Mace, and the Ysleta Health Center on Candelaria. The swine flu vaccine will be available after October 15.

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