H1N1 vaccine clinics still limited to at-risk individuals in Long Beach

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h1n1-flu-vaccine-clinicThe Long Beach Health Department has announced that it has a sufficient supply of H1N1 flu vaccine for at-risk individuals for the community flu clinic being held at Millikan High School on Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking on site at Millikan is limited, so people are encouraged to park at St Joseph’s School at 6220 E. Willow.  Shuttle service will be provided.

Due to ongoing national supply challenges, the H1N1 flu vaccine clinic will only provide flu shots to persons that are in one of the following at-risk categories:

  • All individuals between the age of 6 months and 24 years of age
  • Caretakers of infants under 6 months of age
  • Health care workers with direct patient care
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults from 25 to 64 year of age with a high-risk medical condition (such as lung disease, diabetes, etc).

Once the manufacturers are able to provide ample H1N1 flu vaccine supplies, the profile of individuals who may be able to receive the vaccine will be expanded.  The Health Department and LBUSD will continue to schedule school-based and community clinics subject to the availability of the vaccine.

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