The H1N1 vaccine clinics slated for Dublin Coffman High School sometime in November have been delayed indefinitely by the Franklin County Board of Health.

The H1N1 vaccine clinics slated for Dublin Coffman High School sometime in November have been delayed indefinitely by the Franklin County Board of Health.

According to a letter from the board of health that was sent to parents Tuesday, shipments of the H1N1 vaccine have slowed and the health department does not have the supply to vaccinate children throughout Franklin County.

"This was a Franklin County Board of Health decision based on vaccine availability and finding the best way to serve the highest number of people with the supplies we have," the letter said. "This is not a school district decision."

Because of a low supply of the H1N1 vaccine, the board of health said it is prioritizing high-risk groups. Currently, it is vaccinating health-care providers, pregnant women and caregivers of children under 6 months.

According to the letter, the vaccine also will be given to children between 6 months and 4 years old.

School-age children with chronic medical conditions will be vaccinated after that, sometime in November, the letter said, although not at Franklin County schools.

Dublin City Schools asked parents last week to RSVP for an H1N1 vaccination, but the Franklin County Board of Health said it does not "guarantee" a vaccination.

While the vaccination clinics have been delayed, the letter said they have not been canceled.

"It is our hope that additional supplies of vaccine will continue to arrive in our community," the letter said. "School located clinics will still be planned in the future as long as the need exists and vaccine becomes available."

Clinic details will be posted on columbuspandemicflu.org.