Thursday, October 29, 2009

Washtenaw County (Michigan) Plans H1N1 Vaccination Clinic for High Priority Groups

Washtenaw County Public Health Department (Michigan) has just announced a H1N1 vaccination clinic at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center for November 5th. The center is located at 299 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti - 48197.
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The mass H1N1 clinic will run from 10am to 7pm for Washtenaw County residents who are in one of the following high priority groups:
1. Pregnant Women
2. Household and caregiver contacts of children younger than 6 months of age
3. Children 6 months - 4 years
4. Children and adolescents aged 5 - 18 who have medical conditions associated with a higher risk of influenza complications
5. Health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient care.

While this venue allows for ample parking and some sheltered waiting areas, all persons should be prepared to wait. They should bring food and water for themselves, if possible. Persons should also dress appropriately for weather.

The public health department expects to distribute 4,000 vaccines through this clinic.

Public Health nurses and educators are available to answer more detailed questions at 734-544-6700.

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