The Salt Lake City-County Health Department now has available the new Conjugate Haemophilis Influenza Type B Vaccine. The vaccine is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children from ages 18 months through 5 years.
Dr. Harry L. Gibbons, department executive, said previous HIB vaccine was effective only after age 2. The new vaccine protects youngsters against a potentially lethal form of meningitis. HIB disease, he said, also can cause a throat infection, arthritis and infections of the eyes, cheeks or bloodstream.A fee of $3 will be charged for the new vaccine. It is available at the following clinics:
- Salt Lake City Center, 610 S. 2nd East, Thursday and Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
- Kearns Southwest Medical Center, 5255 S. 4015 West, #100, Monday, 1-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30-11:30 p.m., and 1-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
- Copperview Multipurpose Center, 8446 S. 340 West, Monday through Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
- 21st South Center, 2001 S. State St., No. S-2400, Tuesday and Friday, 1-4:30 p.m.