Fox 22 Jan. 10 Posted by Traci Capellman
Indiana health officials say more than 160,000 children across the state are overdue for a second dose of the swine flu vaccine.
That’s more than half of the children who received the first dose.
The second dose is recommended to fully protect children against the swine flu.
That’s one of the reasons the Elkhart County Health Department has been going into the elementary schools to do the second round of the kids shots.
Next Friday, they’ll be finished with the schools.
Gwen Jaeger, Manager of Nursing Services for the Elkhart Health Department says,
“Right now, for the second shot, we’ve given approximately 37-thousand shots to the kids under ten, nine and under and then we’re also holding public clinics and we’re gonna start going out to larger employers.”
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