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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
HEALTH DEPARTMENT “OPENS” THREE MORE H1N1 CLINICS IN DECEMBER
The Hunterdon County Department of Health announced today that pre-registration is now open for three additional clinics to be held December 3 at South Hunterdon Regional High School from 5PM-9PM; December 5 at Holland Brook School 10AM-4PM; and December 6 at Voorhees Regional High School from 10AM-4PM. These clinics are in addition to the previously announced H1N1 clinic to be held November 30 at the Route 12 County Complex, Building 1, in Flemington from 4PM-7PM.
All clinics are open to 10-24 year olds, caregivers of infants six months of age or younger, healthcare providers, EMS workers, and 25-64 year olds with chronic health conditions including asthma, cardiovascular, liver, kidney, neurological/neuromuscular, cognitive, blood, metabolic (including diabetes), and immune suppression concerns. The health department will use a killed vaccine administered via injection.
"We've just received a significant supply of H1N1 vaccine and will be using it to support these clinics," reported John Beckley, health officer and director of the county health department. "H1N1 remains in our community and we're recommending that residents at increased risk of complications should consider getting vaccinated. It's encouraging to report that most private medical providers are also receiving additional vaccine this week, so they'll be able to schedule their high-risk patients to receive doses, too."
Residents with children under 10 years of age should contact their private medical care providers about scheduling H1N1 vaccinations.
Pre-registration is required for all the health department clinics. Walk-in patients will not be admitted. Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To pre-register, go to www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health.htm.
Prior to arrival at the clinic, registered patients should read the Vaccine Information Form titled “What You Need to Know,” and complete and sign the Vaccination Consent Form.
These forms can be found by clicking the link provided in the appointment confirmation e-mail that registrants will receive.
Looking ahead, the county health department also has H1N1 clinics planned for Friday, December 11, at J.P. Case Middle School in Raritan Township; Sunday, December 13, at Delaware Valley Regional High School; and Saturday, December 19, at North Hunterdon Regional High School.
Watch for media announcements and updated information on the county health department web site www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health.htm. Residents having questions should call the health department H1N1 call center at 908-237-7150 or send email to email@example.com.