Collier health officials add another swine flu clinic for high-risk groups

— The Collier County Health Department has added another H1N1 flu vaccine clinic to its schedule next week for high-risk people in the community.

The schedule:

■ Nov. 5, North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall, 15000 Livingston Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

■ Nov 6, former K-Mart store location, 12713 U.S. 41 E. in the Freedom Square shopping plaza at the intersection of Collier Boulevard. The time is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

■ Nov. 7, Immokalee Sports Complex, 505 Escambia St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additional vaccination clinics will be scheduled as vaccine shipments continue to be delivered locally.

Because there has been delays in vaccine shipments, vaccine supply is limited, health officials ask individuals in the highest risk groups to attend these first clinics.

The high risk groups are pregnant women, parents, siblings and day-care providers of infants under six months and people six months old to 24. Other risk groups are people 25 to 64 with chronic medical conditions and health care and emergency medical services personnel who by nature of their job are at higher risk of exposure to the flu.

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