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Sioux Falls H1N1 Vaccine Clinic

December 17, 2009, 6:02 PM by Courtney Zieller

Sioux Falls H1N1 Vaccine Clinic
Two more people have died in South Dakota from the H1N1 flu. That brings the state's death toll to 23. The news comes as eight communities hold vaccination clinics and the restrictions are lifted on who can get protected.

Regardless of the vaccine recall earlier this week and the fact that the spread of the H1N1 flu has slowed, people are still taking it seriously.

The doors opened early Thursday afternoon because people were standing out in the hallways anxious to get their vaccination to protect themselves from the virus.

Right when the doors opened this family of four was waiting in line ready to roll up their sleeves.

"It's just something new that's out there. They do have a sister that's in elementary school so she does bring home a lot of bugs and just them being in the public with other kids, other people," Rita Eggert said.

The clinics being held in weeks past were just for pregnant women, health officials, young children and those with medical conditions but now anyone can get vaccinated.

"I can bring germs home to them too by working around kids and babies," Eggert said.

That's also why Samantha Neitzel came to the clinic to get her dose.

"I have a little nephew who is about 5 months old and I'm just getting it so he doesn't get sick," Samantha Neitzel said.

She says living with her nephew and sister is a good enough reason to take the shot in the arm.

"It's important to her and so if it's important to her then it's important to me because we're family," Neitzel said.

For those who waited months to get protected, they don't have to wait any more and that's a relief for many.

If you haven't gotten the H1N1 shot and want one now's your chance. The clinic here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center is open for another two hours, until eight. There are other clinics being held Friday and next week.
To find one near you, click here.

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