Mayo Clinic started taking calls at 7 a.m. today from people who want to get vaccinated against H1N1.
The scope of who's eligible has widened. Now, Mayo will vaccinate anyone age 3 to 48 who has no underlying illness. They'll get inhaled vaccine. It's the most-diverse age group yet to get vaccinated in southeastern Minnesota.
Doug Schultz, spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Health, expressed surprise about Mayo's plans. State authorities, he said, are still focused on vaccinating at-risk children and pregnant women, hoping to get vaccine for them to all medical centers statewide.
Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel, 11/4/09