November 20, 2009
- Vaccinations are being offered first to persons in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s designated priority groups for vaccination.
- Only the nasal form of the vaccine will be offered at this clinic.
- Future vaccination clinics will be announced, contingent on vaccine availability.
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The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) are holding a public H1N1 flu vaccination clinic on Sunday, November 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at T. C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., in the Large Gymnasium. Vaccinations are free of charge. This clinic will be focused on those at highest priority for H1N1 vaccination as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and who are eligible to receive the nasal form of the vaccine. This includes individuals between ages 2 and 49 who do not have asthma or who are not immunosuppressed.
These high-risk groups are:
- caregivers of infants less than 6 months of age
- children ages 2 to 24 years old
- health care workers
- adults 24 to 49 years old with other chronic health conditions (NOT asthmatic or immunosuppressed)
These priority groups include those at greatest risk for complications (including death) from H1N1 influenza and those who, by being vaccinated, protect vulnerable patients and infants too young to be vaccinated.
If your child has already received H1N1 vaccine (either in schools or elsewhere), please remember that the second dose required for children under age 10 should take place at least 28 days after the first dose.
On November 22, attendees should park in the garage on the west side of the high school and enter through Door #35. Parking will not be available at the Chinquapin Recreation Center.
The Health Department plans to continue providing H1N1 flu vaccine to the public through mass vaccination clinics, contingent on vaccine availability. Within the next several months, adequate H1N1 flu vaccine supplies will be available for everyone who wants to receive it. The AHD also encourages people to check with their health care providers for availability of H1N1 flu vaccine, as many providers have signed up to receive vaccine to give to their patients.
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For more information, contact the Alexandria Health Department at 703.838.4400, ext 352.