DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
H1N1 CLINICS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 3 MORE CLINICS - December 11, 13 & 19.
The Hunterdon County Department of Health today opened registration for three H1N1 influenza clinics on December 11, 13 and 19. 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.
The December 11 clinic at J.P. Case Middle School, 5pm-9pm, is open to healthy 4-24 year olds, including those under age 10 seeking a booster dose which must be at least 21 days after receiving the primary dose. Only Flu Mist (nasal spray vaccine) will be administered at this clinic. Flu Mist is a live, weakened virus vaccine.
The December 13 clinic at Delaware Valley Regional High School, 10am-4pm, is open to all 10-24 year olds, 25-64 year olds with chronic health conditions, caregivers of infants six months of age or younger, healthcare providers, and first responders providing patient care. At this clinic a killed virus vaccine will be administered using needle-free injector technology.
The December 19 clinic at North Hunterdon Regional High School, 10am-4pm, is open to all 10-24 year olds, 25-64 year olds with chronic health conditions, caregivers of infants six months of age or younger, healthcare providers, and first responders providing patient care. At this clinic, a killed virus vaccine will be administered as an injection.
Chronic health conditions include chronic lung (including asthma), cardiovascular, liver, kidney, neurological/neuromuscular, cognitive, blood, metabolic (including diabetes), and immune suppression conditions.
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 on the registration web site or the link provided in the appointment confirmation e-mail that registrants will receive.
As additional vaccine supplies become available, the county health department expects that the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services will authorize local health departments to open up H1N1 clinics to the general public. As soon as this decision is made, the county health department will broaden eligibility for upcoming clinics. For this news and updated postings about the H1N1 clinics, frequently check the county health department web site www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health.htm. Information is also available through the health department H1N1 call center @ 908-237-7150 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.