Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Department of Health Conducting Statewide H1N1 Vaccine Clinics

(h/t Pennsylvania Build Initiative/ Build ECE News)

Between November 20 and November 22, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will offer free H1N1 vaccines. They ask that only members of the following recommended targeted groups attend:
  • Individuals between the ages of six months and 24 years;
  • Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than six months;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Healthcare providers and emergency medical services personnel; and
  • Individuals under 65 years of age with underlying health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, suppressed immune systems, heart disease, kidney disease, and neurocognitive and neuromuscular disorders.
Appointments must be scheduled in advance, and consent forms must be completed - preferably before the appointment. Information about vaccine risks, allergies, and adverse effects are also available on the website.

Individuals without internet access can call 1-877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Lines are limited.

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