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Free H1N1 flu vaccinations offered

January 12, 2010

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department's series of free H1N1 vaccination clinics will continue Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the department's main building, 3629 S. D St., Tacoma.

Dedicated parking spots will be available for clinic attendees in the main lot on the west side of the building. Attendees should report to the auditorium.

The clinics are aimed at giving residents an opportunity to be vaccinated free of charge prior to the possible arrival of a third wave of the H1N1 flu. This series of clinics series started in December after the supply of vaccine from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention increased.

More than 2,000 people have been vaccinated at this series of clinics alone, with more people continuing to be vaccinated at medical providers offices, pharmacies and community based clinics. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of H1N1 and protect yourself and the most vulnerable members of our community.

The clinic is open to everyone 6 months and older. Children under 10 years of age who are due for their second vaccinations also are included. Those coming for a second dose are requested to bring their vaccination record.

The Health Department offers Swine Flu prevention and other information, including details of this and other upcoming clinics, at www.tpchd.org and click on H1N1. People also can e-subscribe on the Web site to public health news to receive daily H1N1 updates.

CONTACT:

Dick Ferguson, Media Relations, (253) 377-3215 or dferguson@tpchd.org
John Britt, PHIO, (253) 798-2881 or jbritt@tpchd.org

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