Broome County Health Department to Hold Two H1N1 Flu Clinics

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BINGHAMTON, NY – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “H1N1 flu activity seems to have leveled off.”  CDC officials, however, continue to urge people not to become complacent and to get vaccinated.

Flu season is not over yet. It typically peaks in February and March but it is not unusual to see influenza activity as late as May. The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated.
 
The Broome County Health Department continues to offer H1N1 vaccinations. They will be holding vaccination clinics on:
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
City of Binghamton Fire Station #3
39 West State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
 
Monday, March 1, 2010
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Vestal Senior High School
205 Woodlawn Drive, Vestal, NY 13850
 
The vaccine is available at no charge. Vaccinations are available for anyone six months of age and older (infants under six months are too young to be vaccinated). Children under the age of 18 must have parental consent.
 
There are some people who should not receive the vaccine without first consulting their physician. Those include: 
  • People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
  • Anyone with a previous life-threatening reaction to a flu vaccine
  • Individuals with a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome 
For a listing of upcoming H1N1 clinics or for information on the virus, visit the Broome County Health Department’s website at www.gobroomecounty.com/hd/flu. To hear a recording of the upcoming H1N1 clinics, call our information line at 607.778.3331.

 

02/23/2010 - 12:05pm