H1N1 Vaccine Arrives In Ramsey CountyRamsey County has already gotten its first shipment of the H1N1 vaccine. Now it's expecting another shipment of 50 more doses later this week.
By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ
Ramsey County has already gotten its first shipment of the H1N1 vaccine. Now it's expecting another shipment of 50 more doses later this week. But this shipment will be different than the first. The first 40 doses the county got were the spray called Flumist. But this next shipment will be the county's first injectable doses.
Ramsey County is expecting to get weekly shipments into 20-10.
There will be mass vaccination clinics that will be open to the public when there is enough of the vaccine available. Vaccines should be available to the general public in November or December. The doses of Flumist vaccine went to health care providers.
"Of those injectable doses pregnant women and children between the ages of 6 months and 9 years will probably be the priority," says Public Information Officer Candace Carlson.
In the past week there has been one reported case of H1N1 in Ramsey County, one in Benson County, and six in Rolette County.