Flu shots available this week across the region

After a frustrating wait for those seeking a shot against the novel influenza A H1N1 virus, some injectable vaccine is finally becoming available in the Augusta area.

These clinics are only for those in the priority group: pregnant women; those ages 6 months to 24 years old; adults ages 25 to 64 with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of complications from flu, such as asthma and diabetes; health care workers; and caregivers of those younger than 6 months.

North Augusta Health Department: 802 E. Martintown Road, Suite 170; H1N1 vaccine clinics from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today

Aiken County Health Department: H1N1 flu shots and the nasal vaccine today at the health department, 828 Richland Ave. West 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday

Richmond County Health Department: 950 Laney-Walker Blvd.; H1N1 shots from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday

Columbia County Health Department: H1N1 clinic from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at its Evans clinic, 616 Government Center Way

Columbia County: H1N1 clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Harlem clinic, 5915 Euchee Creek Drive;

COLUMBIA COUNTY: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the, Appling clinic, 6420 Pollards Pond Road.

COLUMBIA COUNTY: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evans Government Center Auditorium, Building A, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, and at Grovetown City Hall, 103 Old Wrightsboro Road.

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