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Final H1N1 Vaccination Clinic March 31

March 29, 2010

CONTACT: Joby Winans, (253) 798-2853, jwinans@tpchd.org

Final H1N1 Vaccination Clinic March 31

On Wednesday, March 31, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will offer its final H1N1 vaccine clinic. H1N1 vaccination is available to anyone 6 months of age and older.

This is also an opportunity for children six months to 10 years of age to receive the second H1N1 shot. Children under 10 need two doses of vaccine as one dose is less effective against the virus. Children under 10 years of age who are due for their second vaccinations are requested to bring their vaccination record.

"It is still wise to get a H1N1 flu shot," says Nigel Turner, Division Director for the Communicable Disease Control Division. "They are a safe and effective way of preventing the spread of H1N1, even this late in the flu season."

The final vaccine clinic will be held at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 3629 South D Street in Tacoma. The clinic will be held 12 noon to 6 pm. Go to www.tpchd.org/h1n1 for additional information and other locations offering H1N1 flu shots. People also can e-subscribe on the web site to public health news to receive H1N1 updates. To schedule a free H1N1 clinic in your community, please call (253) 798-6500 or send an email to H1N1@tpchd.org.

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