Health Department Continues to Urge Vaccination at H1N1 Clinics

For Immediate Release:  Jan. 5, 2010
Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health
802-863-7281

BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health is urging all Vermonters over 6 months of age to get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu.

“It’s not too late to protect yourself and your loved ones,” said Health Commissioner Wendy Davis, MD. “If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to get vaccinated at a public clinic, by your health care provider, at school or other settings. Vaccine is now widely available, and there are still months of flu season ahead of us.”

The Health Department opened vaccination to everyone in Vermont on Dec. 21, and the shots and nasal spray vaccine are provided at no charge at clinics statewide.

Eight public clinics are scheduled through this week – including a clinic in St. Albans for people 50 and older:

Tuesday, Jan. 5: Wilmington
Twin Valley High School, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 6: Pawlet & Barre
Pawlet Community Church, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Barre Auditorium, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 7: Enosburg, Newport City, Rutland
Enosburg Ambulance Building, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Orleans Essex Visiting Nurse Association Office, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rutland Holiday Inn, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 8: St. Albans
Collins Perley Sports Complex, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. for people age 50 and older

Saturday, Jan. 9: Hinesburg
Champlain Valley Union High School, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

To locate a vaccination clinic, go to the Health Department’s website at www.healthvermont.gov, then select “Get Vaccinated” at the top of the home page.

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