Some of the recently re-called H1N1 flu vaccine was given to local providers, but it will be returned to the Elkhart County Health Department and replaced with new vaccine, said Carolyn Davis, registered nurse supervisor in community health nursing at the Elkhart County Health Department.

There was a minimal amount of the re-called vaccine in Elkhart County, but it is not an issue for the local providers, she said.

Health Officer Dr. Daniel Nafziger said Wednesday there should not have been much of the re-called vaccine in this county. The potency decrease in the vaccine was small and the age group that was to receive this vaccine is 6 to 35 months. Those patients should receive a second dose, he pointed out, adding, “This isn’t a problem.”

While there was some vaccine distributed in Elkhart County, Dr. Nafziger said none was sent to Goshen providers.

“We received vaccine today,” Davis said Wednesday. “There is sufficient vaccine that will allow us to hold the clinics planned this month.”

The clinics are set on:

• Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Greencroft Senior Center, 1721 Greencroft Blvd., Goshen.

• Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elkhart County Health Department, 608 Oakland Ave., Elkhart.

• Dec. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the health department at Oakland Avenue in Elkhart.

• Dec. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the health department at Oakland Avenue.

Both nasal and injectable H1N1 vaccines will be given at these clinics, according to health officials. The nasal vaccine is licensed for people ages 2 to 29 years old who are healthy with no chronic conditions. Children 6 months and older may receive the injectable vaccine.

For more information, call 523-2143 or 1-877-423-2283.

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