Health officials raise concerns over return of H1N1
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:23:23 GMT —
The flu is on the rise again across the country, and in the Tri-States.
But what may surprise you is that health officials are seeing the spread once again of H1N1 also commonly known as Swine Flu .
Adams County Health Department Immunization Coordinator Jan Hummel says that the virus is showing up primarily in adolescents and people in their 20s and 30s.
She says that although they may have been vaccinated in 2009, by now that vaccination has worn off and they need to get another one.
Hummel also says that H1N1 targets that population more than any other group.
"This is their kind of wake up call. We weren't kidding back in 2009, it really is more devastating to that population than it is to us that have had a few more birthdays," Hummel said.
Since 2009 vaccines have included a protection against H1N1.
Hummel strongly encourages people to pay attention to the warnings and make sure they are their loved ones are vaccinated.
Flu Clinic hours at The Adams County Health Department Health Department have changed.
It is open on Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
And on Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.