Public Health Announces Targeted H1N1 Vaccine Clinics
Friday, November 13, 2009 - 8:20am
Clinics for Target Groups Scheduled for Next Week
Public Health-Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) will hold its first targeted community H1N1 vaccination clinics next week. There will be two days of clinics on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17 and 18 at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.
Public Health continues to work collaboratively with local health care providers to plan for getting the vaccine to high risk individuals as quickly and effectively as possible. For individuals under the care of a health care provider, please contact that provider first to receive the H1N1 vaccine as their supply allows.
PHMDC received a supply of vaccine this week and these clinics will target those who are at highest risk for developing complications and is for especially those uninsured and not connected with a health care provider. Each clinic will distribute 5,000 doses.
Tuesday, November 17, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
o Pregnant women
o Children from 6 months - 23 months old
o Children 5 - 18 years old with underlying health conditions**
Wednesday, November 18, 11:00 am - 7:00pm
o Children from 24 - 59 months old (2 through 4 years)
o People that live with children less than 6 months of age
o Child care providers of children less than 6 months of age
Families with members in multiple groups are welcome to come either day.
Adults 19 years old and higher and seniors (except in the categories listed above) are asked not to attend these clinics, so that the most vulnerable may be vaccinated first. There will be other opportunities to be immunized as more vaccine becomes available to us and to local health care providers. Immunizations are free and on a first come, first serve basis.
Gates to the Alliant Energy Center will open 30 minutes before the clinic opens. There will be no early admittance and cars attempting to line up early will be turned away. At the gate, cars will drive to the booth and get a pass for each person eligible to be immunized. If you get a pass at the gate, you can be assured there is vaccine available for you. 5,000 doses will be available each day in both nasal mist and injectable (shot) form. As soon as the number of passes issued matches the number of vaccine doses available, no more passes will be issued for the day and the gates will be closed.
As more opportunities to get H1N1 vaccine through Public Health become available, information will be posted on www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/immunization/clinics.cfm
Primary care providers serving these populations have also received H1N1 vaccine and are communicating with high risk groups as vaccine becomes available. Check your provider's website or flu information line. Contact information is listed on this link
For more information on Public Health clinics, call PHMDC flu line at 243-0555 or United Way 2-1-1.
**Underlying health conditions include: chronic lung disease, including asthma; cardiovascular disease, but not for high blood pressure alone; kidney or liver disease; cognitive or neurologic/neuromuscular disease-including developmental disability, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders; hematologic or metabolic disorders, including diabetes mellitus; immunosuppression, including immunosuppression caused by medications or HIV; sickle cell disease; and those on long term aspirin therapy.
Public Health Madison & Dane County
- Jeff Golden, (608) 243-0302