(November 2, 2009, 1 pm) -- The Utah County Health Department has given out all of their H1N1 reservation tickets for this week. Individuals with tickets will be able to be vaccinated during the appropriate time and day as indicated on the tickets they received this morning. Others seeking vaccination are encouraged to come in next week.
"More vaccine is coming, so we will have more reservations next week," said Lance Madigan, UCHD public information officer. "At least today was much quicker for individuals, and we will see how things go tomorrow and Thursday. If things go as expected, people seeking vaccination won't have to stand in long lines and be able to get through much quicker."
Individuals that didn't receive a ticket are encouraged to watch the Utah County Health Department web site (www.UtahCountyHealth.org ), call the UCHD hot line (801-851-2222) or call United Way's 2-1-1 info line.
For those who aren't able to get the vaccine, the UCHD suggests the following preventive measures:
- Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid those who are sick -- if you are sick, stay home until 24 hours after fever has gone away without fever-reducing medicine.
- Cough into an elbow or sleeve.
- Get plenty of rest and eat properly.