H1N1 Vaccines Available Locally Beginning Monday

December 17, 2009

H1N1 vaccines will be available, by appointment only, at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Health Department for CDC priority groups beginning Monday, December 21.

Interested parties can call 434-972-6299 to schedule an appointment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, priority groups for the H1N1 vaccination include:

- Children and young adults (6 months through 24 years of age);

- Persons who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age;

- Pregnant women;

- Individuals with underlying medical conditions;

- Health care/emergency medical service workers

The health department has injectable vaccine and preservative-free nasal spray vaccine for Monday’s clinic. Appointments are available between 1:30pm and 7:00pm.

Information about future H1N1 clinics in the area can be obtained by going to the Flu Vaccine Locator on the Virginia Department of Health website.

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