H1N1 Vaccine Provided to All Eligible Nov. 7 Clinic Attendees
Nov. 7, 2009
H1N1 vaccinations were provided to 7,494 eligible attendees — pregnant women and children ages 6 months to 18 years — at today’s Fairfax County Health Department clinic, held at the Fairfax County Government Center.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 12, vaccine will be offered on a walk-in basis at five Health Department clinics. Vaccines will be offered to children age 6 months through 18 years, pregnant women and parents of children less than six months of age. Next week’s clinic locations are available online.
On Tuesday and Thursday, clinics will open at 8 a.m., and vaccine will be available to the first 300 people at all five locations. Another clinic will be open on Thursday at 5 p.m. for the first 250 people at the Joseph Willard Health Center.
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.
For questions about the H1N1 clinics or H1N1, the public can call 703-267-3511, TTY 703-591-6435, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Informationabout the H1N1 influenza vaccine also can be found online.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711