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Siouxland District Health has received 2,800 doses of H1N1 vaccine

Sioux City, IOWA (KTIV) - Siouxland District Health Department has received 2,800 doses of the H1N1 vaccine to give to those who are at the top of the priority list.

Of the priority list, 50-thousand people in Woodbury County could potentially get the the vaccine as soon as the doses become available.

And on Wednesday, the first clinic will be held in Woodbury County at Westwood School in Sloan, Iowa.

Kindergardeners through students under the age of 18 can get the vaccine with parental consent and it is free.

"We've been meeting with the schools throughout Woodbury County for the last month, trying to establish some guidelines and get their feedback if they want to have the clinics in their school. Westwood were the first ones to volunteer and said when you do start setting up clinics that they would be glad to be the first one," said Chuck Cipperley, Siouxland District Health.

District Health has received enough vaccine for most healthcare providers and now certain clinics are starting to vaccinate pregnant women and others who are at the top of the priority list if they have some leftover.

District Health officials emphasize the clinic at Westwood School is not open to the public and the clinic is only for students that have signed parental forms.

Health officials have close to 400 doses to administer to students.

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