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Fairfax H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Targets Children Ages 4 To 9

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Fairfax County health department officials are preparing for their second mass H1N1 vaccination clinic. This time though, they're targeting different segments of the population.

The mass vaccination clinic on November 7th at the Government Center will target children from 4 to 9 years of age, as well as children ages 10 to 18 who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for flu related complications.

Health departments across the country have targeted only the most vulnerable populations because of delays in vaccine production and distribution. Until now, Fairfax County has only focused on pregnant women and children under the age of three at their clinics.

"We've targeted the very young children because they are at the greatest risk--now we want to give an opportunity to school age children as well," says Glen Barbour, the health department's spokesperson.

Barbour says the health department expects to give out 12,000 doses of the vaccine on Saturday.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

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