Health Department schedules last H1N1 Flu vaccine clinic for 2009
2009-11-30 · By Editor
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has scheduled the last community H1N1 flu vaccine clinic for the 2009 calendar year for next weekend.
The Health Department will hold the H1N1 flu vaccine clinic for at-risk individuals at Long Beach City College (LBCC) Gymnasium (Liberal Arts Campus – 4901 E. Carson) on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am to 4 pm. Parking is available at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Conant Street and Clark Avenue.
Due to ongoing national vaccine shortage of flu shots, the H1N1 flu vaccine will be provided only if persons are in one of the following categories:
- All individuals between the age of 6 months and 24 years
- 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).
Individuals 65 years of age or older are not eligible to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine at this time. As supplies allow, H1N1 flu vaccine will be available to those who are in one of the above noted at-risk categories at the Health Department; details of how these flu shots will be provided will be announced in mid-December.
Once the vaccine manufacturers are able to provide enough supplies of the H1N1 flu vaccine, the individuals who are eligible to receive the vaccine may be expanded. The health department will be announce new flu clinics as the supplies are delivered locally.
School-aged children (age 3 to 18) will also be able to also access the H1N1 flu vaccine at a clinic at Long Beach Polytechnic High School on Tuesday, December 1 in cooperation with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). This flu shot clinic is for youth who attend private and parochial schools. Parents are asked to accompany youth to these after-school clinics. Full details will be provided to students and their families via the LBUSD.
Join in the fight to prevent flu in Long Beach. The Health Department recommends that everyone practice healthy habits to prevent getting or transmitting the flu.
More information about community flu clinics for the H1N1 vaccine will be available on the Health Department’s website at http://www.longbeach.gov/health, or the 24 hour Public Health Information line at 562.570.4499.