While the H1N1 flu seems to be decreasing, it is still early in the influenza season—and the virus could become more widespread again. Getting a vaccination now will prevent you and your loved ones against another round of H1N1 flu.
The H1N1 flu vaccine has now become more available to the general public, and the Alexandria Health Department Casey Health Center is now offering H1N1 flu vaccinations to everyone.
Most Virginia pharmacies (see the Vaccine and Vaccination Information page) have the vaccine in stock, now that supply has increased. Age and health restrictions also have been lifted, making the vaccine available to everyone over the age of 6 months.
This page is frequently updated with information about the disease, how to prevent it, and vaccine and vaccination information.
Information on seasonal flu and H1N1 flu vaccinations and clinics.
Stories, articles and multimedia regarding H1N1 and seasonal flu, including public service announcements and video podcasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Download flyers, posters and materials on H1N1 influenza and H1N1 influenza prevention to share with friends, neighbors, community groups and organizations.
Information on how to keep your children healthy and happy.
Tips and information for businesses on keeping employees and the workforce healthy.
Since mid-October, The City and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) have offered, contingent on vaccine availability, H1N1 flu vaccinations through a variety of locations, including schools, the health department, and public vaccination clinics. The AHD has focused these efforts on providing vaccinations to persons at highest risk of complications and death from H1N1 influenza, particularly:
- pregnant women
- pre-school age children
- parents of children less than 6 months old
- children with chronic health conditions
According to the AHD, as of January 10, more than 16,900 H1N1 flu vaccinations have been administered through the following locations:
- Vaccinations for students and staff have been completed in nearly all of the Alexandria City Public Schools, with one school remaining, which will receive vaccinations on January 12. Vaccinations in five private schools (Blessed Sacrament, St. Mary’s, St. Rita’s, Bishop Ireton, and Alexandria Country Day School) will be finished this week. Total number of doses administered in schools (as of January 6): 9,104 doses.
- Vaccinations provided through clinics at the Alexandria Health Department building on King Street and at the Casey Health Center: 5,874 doses
- Vaccinations provided through the George Washington Middle School vaccination clinic held on October 31: 1,478 doses
- Vaccinations provided through the T. C. Williams High School vaccination clinic held on November 22: 455 doses