Friday, October 30, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Opens Nov 2nd

Clark County Public Health posted a news release yesterday regarding the opening of a Point of Distribution for H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine.

From their press release:

Starting Monday, Nov 2nd, Public Health will offer H1N1 vaccine to priority groups at 6100 Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington. This new vaccine clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Because of the very small amounts of vaccine received to date in Southwest Washington, Public Health is administering vaccine to the following groups only:
  • Pregnant women because they are at high risk of complications from H1N1.
  • Healthcare workers because they can be a potential source of infection for vulnerable patients and also because increased absenteeism among healthcare professionals could reduce healthcare system capacity.
  • Children ages 6 months through age 19 in group settings, which increases the likelihood of disease spread.
  • Parents and caregivers of children younger than 6 months, so they don’t pass the virus to their infants.

As vaccine production increases over the coming weeks, health officials expect enough vaccine will eventually be available for everyone.

For more information, visit or call 1-877-510-2772.