The Buncombe County Health Department will offer the H1N1 flu mist vaccine to certain populations between the ages of 2 and 49 at seven schools around the county from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 19).
The flu mist vaccine will be available to healthy people between 2 and 24, except pregnant women. It will be available to those between 25 and 49 years of age who are health personnel or take care of infants 6-months-old or younger.
The vaccine is free, but those with insurance are asked to bring their card, as the Health Department is charging an administrative fee to help recoup its costs. If the claim is rejected, the cardholder will not be billed.
The vaccine will be available at A-B Tech campus, J. Herbert Coman Student Activity Center, Erwin High School, Hominy Valley Elementary School, North Buncombe High School, Owen High School, Reynolds High School and Roberson High School.
— David Forbes, staff writer