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Forum staff reports, Published November 14 2009

UPDATE: Doors for flu vaccination clinic at Fargo North closed

FARGO - The doors for the H1N1 vaccination clinic at Fargo North High School have been closed, but people inside the school are still being vaccinated.

About 300 people were in line before the vaccination clinic opened at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., more than 100 people were waiting outside the school, and parents and children lined the halls of Fargo North. Vaccines for children 3 and under were running low at 11 a.m.

Shortly after noon, the clinic closed the high school's parking lot, saying the number of people in line at that time would take the clinic beyond its 1 p.m. close.

Today's vaccination clinic was for all children ages 6 months through 18 years, pregnant women, and parents and direct caregivers of infants under 6 months of age.

The total number of available doses is unclear. Dr. John Baird of Fargo Cass Public Health said there is at least as much vaccine available as the county's first mass vaccination clinic, held Oct. 31. That day, 2,150 doses were given out.

Both the injectable vaccine and FluMist were available today. This is the third consecutive Saturday that Fargo Cass Public Health has hosted a mass vaccination clinic.

Read more about the clinic in The Forum on Sunday.