H1N1 school clinics to begin the week of Nov. 30th

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - An announcement on Wednesday morning from state health and education leaders says Alabama schools will begin clinics for the H1N1 flu vaccine the week of November 30th. This first round of clinics will be for children under the age of 10.

Nurses will use the nasal form of the vaccine.
State Superintendent Dr. Joe Morton says parents should look for a permission slip so as many children as possible can be immunized.

"We are trying everything we can to answer parents' questions, but if you do not return the permission slip that does not mean your child cannot be vaccinated," says Morton. "You will just have to go to the health department or your own physician. This is just a way to have immunized as many children as possible and it's free."

Children under 10 need two doses. That will be given at another round of clinics in january.

That is also when children 10 and older will get their vaccine.