Bright & Early: The Vaccine Is Here Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Starting this morning, the Metro Nashville Health Department is giving out free H1N1 flu vaccines to the general public. Though they originally planned to save the first 4,900 doses for healthcare professionals, only 64 actually showed up yesterday. Officials are recommending that kids and young adults receive it first since they’re the most susceptible and it hasn’t been approved for pregnant women, another vulnerable group. Currently only a live vaccine in nasal spray form is available, but shots are expected to arrive a little later in the season. The clinic is open from 7am-4pm today (directions).

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