H1N1 Flu Clinic Update

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BINGHAMTON, NY – Due to today’s snow storm, the Broome County Health Department is cancelling its H1N1 flu clinic scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the City of Binghamton Fire Station #3, 39 West State Street, Binghamton, NY. There are no plans to reschedule the clinic.  

The health department does plan to hold its clinic scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Vestal Senior High School, 205 Woodlawn Drive, Vestal, NY. This will be the final mass vaccination clinic that the Broome County Health Department will hold for the 2009-2010 flu season.
 
The clinic will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vaccinations are free of charge and available for anyone 6 months of age and older.  
 
Both the nasal vaccine (Flumist) and the injectable vaccine will be offered at the clinic.
 
Parents of children between the ages of 6 months and 9 years of age are reminded that their children need two doses of the vaccine to have full immunity against the disease.  The second immunization must be given at least 21 days after receiving the initial dose.
 
Since October 2009, the health department has held 96 vaccination clinics and administered over 17,000 doses of the vaccine. It is estimated that an additional 15,000 doses have been administered by physician offices and hospitals across Broome County.
 
The health department will continue to offer H1N1 vaccinations to the public while supplies last by appointment only. Residents can call 607.778.2839 to make an appointment. 
 
For information regarding the H1N1 virus, visit the Broome County Health Department’s website at www.gobroomecounty.com/hd/flu.

 

02/25/2010 - 1:20pm