Broome County Health Department to Hold H1N1 Vaccination Clinic

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Broome County Health Department has a limited supply of H1N1 vaccine and will hold their first clinic on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Due to the vaccine that is in stock, the clinic will be open to:
• Pregnant women
• Healthy people (free of chronic disease such as diabetes or asthma) who:
o are from 2 through 24 years of age,
o are from 25 through 49 years of age and live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age, or are health care or emergency medical personnel.
We are able to provide the injectable (inactivated) form of the vaccine to pregnant women and the nasal spray (live, attenuated [weakened]) form to all others who are eligible to receive it. 
Anyone who would like to participate in the clinic must pre-register by calling the Broome County Health Department’s H1N1 information line at 607.778.3331 on Friday, October 23, 2009, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Those who pre-register will be screened to insure they are able to receive the vaccine.  People who do not pre-register will not be eligible for vaccination. 
“This is just a first small step in what will be a long vaccination campaign,” says Claudia Edwards, Public Health Director for the Broome County Health Department.  “Right now, we have limited quantities of the H1N1 vaccine available and want to begin to vaccinate people as soon as possible.  As the supply increases, our vaccination campaign will expand to include all groups recommended to receive the 2009 H1N1 vaccine.” 
The groups include:
• Pregnant women
• People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age
• Health care and emergency medical personnel
• Anyone from 6 months through 24 years of age
• Anyone from 25 through 64 years of age with certain chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system


10/22/2009 - 5:17pm