Navigation Links
Health Department Announces First Doses of H1N1 Vaccine Arrive in Pennsylvania
Date:10/6/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pre-registered and certified providers in the southwest, southeast, and north-central regions of the state have begun to receive the first doses of the live attenuated pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine, also known by the brand name FluMist, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said today.

This vaccine, which comes as a nasal spray, is recommended primarily for healthy persons between the ages of 2-49 years of age. It is not indicated for several of the groups at highest priority for vaccination, including pregnant women, children under two years of age, those with certain underlying health conditions, and healthcare providers who care for persons with significant impairments in their immune system. Live virus vaccines like LAIV are generally not given to these groups of people.

The department recommended this limited number of doses be used primarily in healthy children ages 5-9 years. This recommendation was made based on three factors: the type of vaccine available, the Advisory Council on Immunization Practice recommendations for priority use of the vaccine, and the patterns of disease currently being seen in Pennsylvania. In addition, children under age 10 require two doses of vaccine at least three weeks apart in order for adequate levels of protection to develop. Using available vaccine in the 5-9 year age group will allow immunity to build in children experiencing significant levels of disease as quickly as possible.

Department officials will work with registered providers to assure vaccine reaches individuals in the prioritized groups. The department expects to have at least 2.5 million doses available by the end of October for distribution to all parts of the state. Eventually, vaccine will be available to anyone who wishes to receive it and reduce the likelihood that they will develop pandemic A/H1N1 influenza and its related complications.

To find an H1N1 vaccination site, those in the recommended groups should contact their healthcare provider or their child's school. If they will not be providing the vaccine, please call 1-877-PA-Health for more information about how to receive the vaccine.

Additional vaccine is expected to be available for those not in the recommended groups by early November.

For more information on vaccination sites for the general public, visit www.H1N1inPA.com.

Media contact: Stacy Kriedeman, 717-576-3077

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Formatta Presents Forms-Driven Business Process Optimization Webinar for Healthcare on Wednesday, October 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern
2. Tailoring Breast Cancer Treatment, from Harvard Women's Health Watch
3. Valensa to Market Neptune Krill Oil NKO(R) Formulations for Joint Health and Eye Health Dietary Supplements
4. Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing to Hold Fall Conference
5. Sleep HealthCenters Now Accepting Students for A-STEP Sleep Technologist Program
6. HealthCentrals Wellsphere.com Grows to More Than 3,000 Health and Wellness Bloggers
7. Arcadian Health Plans Expand Their Medicare Health Plan Offerings and Enter Four New States
8. QHR Ranked 7th Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firm in United States
9. Social Support: Impact on Health and the Bottom Line
10. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Honored for Innovative Programs That Help Consumers Live Healthier Lives
11. Amira Pharmaceuticals to Present at Montgomery Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Alumni Association ... of events for its annual meeting “Coming Home 2017,” an activity-packed weekend of ... 2017” will be held on Friday January 27 through Sunday, January 29, 2017 ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... , ... In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men ... feel shame for having struggled with an eating disorder as well as common co-occurring ... in Life After an Eating Disorder” -- to be featured at this year’s iaedp ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... A new partnership between Goodwill® and Roadie, Inc. aims to make it ... to couches to dressers and bicycles. Roadie — the national on-the-way delivery network — ... center through February 28th. , “January is an exciting time when resolutions are ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... supplement development, announced it attended the January ECRM trade show to continue the marketing ... technologically advanced vitamin C supplement, known for providing 400 percent better absorption than traditional ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... products to enhance people’s everyday lives, recently attended the January ECRM Trade Show ... ATP Science is known for its large range of supplements that keep the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... Avillion LLP, a co-developer and financier of late-stage pharmaceutical product candidates, ... Chief Medical Officer. Dr Weinberg will be based in ... ... 17 years as a pharmaceutical and biotech executive with experience ranging ... of his career, he has interfaced with the US Food & ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- Report Details What can be expected ... to grow at the fastest rates? This visiongain report ... opportunities and prospects. Our 190-page report provides 124 ... in the industry and the future market prospects. Our ... all the major categories of the ophthalmic devices market. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 Conference Call and Webcast to ... ) today announced it will release results for the fourth quarter ... ... host a conference call at 4:30 PM ET on Wednesday, February ... full year 2016 financial results and other corporate activities. To participate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: