PINELLAS COUNTY - The Pinellas County Health Department has received a very limited supply of flu vaccine for at-risk children ages 24 months through 18 years.
The health department will begin administering the flu vaccine to children in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) risk categories starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 18, at the following locations:
Clearwater Center: 310 N. Myrtle Ave., 469-5800.
Pinellas Park Center: 6350 76th Ave. N., 547-7780.
St. Petersburg Center: 205 Dr. M.L. King St. N., 824-6900.
The health department will adhere closely to the guidelines issued by the CDC.
At-risk children are those children with documented chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, or who are on documented long-term aspirin therapy. Children without written documentation of an at-risk condition will not be immunized.
The pediatric flu vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first- served basis and appointments will not be given.