St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, is now providing H1N1 flu vaccinations for priority groups at the highest risk of contracting influenza.

The vaccinations will be by appointment only.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following priority groups receive the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine:

*Pregnant women

*Household contacts and caregivers of children younger than six months of age

*Persons from 6-24 years of age

*Persons age 25-64 who have medical conditions associated with a higher risk of influenze complications.

H1N1 flu clinics will be held on the following dates: Thursday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Luke's Miners Health Center, 253 Claremont Ave (Route 309), Hometown.

Anyone who falls into one of the high risk priority categories can call St. Luke's Miners Health Center at (570) 668-6111 to make an appointment.