H1N1 Vaccination Provided to All Eligible Clinic Attendees
Oct. 24, 2009
The 2009 H1N1 vaccination was provided to 4,331 eligible attendees—pregnant women and children ages 6 to 36 months—at today’s Fairfax County Health Department clinic, held at the Fairfax County Government Center.
Many people from the community and various county agencies worked together today so that this high risk group could be protected from H1N1 influenza. On Monday, Oct. 26, H1N1 vaccine will be offered to children 6 months through 36 months of age and pregnant women in the Health Department's five district offices. As more vaccine is made available to the county, distribution plans will be announced.
The best way to help fight 2009 H1N1 influenza is to follow these preventative measures:
- Everyone should cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you're sick, and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
More information about H1N1 influenza vaccine can be found online or by calling the Health Department's H1N1 Call Center at 703-267-3511.