The Montgomery County Health Department will hold 2 walk-in H1N1 flu clinics later this week.
These clinics will only offer H1N1 vaccine to those who are in a high priority risk group as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania State Health Department.
The dates, times and locations of the clinics are:
*Friday, November 20th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Hope Community Church, 2732 N Charlotte St Gilbertsville, PA,
*Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Central Montco Technical High School, 821 Plymouth Road, Plymouth, PA
Residents must bring their driver's license to prove they live in Montgomery County.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will also offer a clinic from November 20-22, at the Penn State Brandywine Campus, Commons/Athletic Building, 25 Yearsley Mill Rd. (off Route 352, also known as Middletown Rd.), Media.
Clinic hours on Friday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 22 will be 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hours on Saturday, Nov. 21, will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Appointments can be made at www.H1N1inPA.com under "What's Hot," 24 hours a day. Individuals without internet access can call 1-877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Lines are limited.
Anyone seeking vaccination should download an H1N1 vaccine consent form from www.h1n1inPA.com. Consent forms must be completed for each individual.
Individuals in the recommended target groups must schedule an appointment time, day and location for the clinic in Boothwyn. This will help ensure that the correct type and amount of vaccine is available at each location.
Those in the recommended target group include:
• Pregnant women
• Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age
• Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
• All people from 6 months through 24 years of age
• Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza.
Children from 6 months to 9 years old will require a second dose approximately four weeks after receiving the first vaccine.
A screening form can be found on the Health Department's website at www.health.montcopa.org.Residents can download, print, fill out the form and bring it to the H1N1 flu clinic or fill out a form when they arrive.
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