DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
H1N1 CLINIC ON SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2010
The Hunterdon County Department of Health announced today that it will host an H1N1 influenza clinic on Saturday, January 9, from 10am-4pm at J.P. Case Middle School in Raritan Township. This clinic is open to all residents age 4 and older. Because both injectable vaccine and FluMist vaccine will be offered, it is anticipated that this event will be appealing to families. FluMist, which contains no preservatives, will be administered to healthy individuals age 4-49, while the injectable vaccine will be available to individuals age 10 and older regardless of health condition. This clinic is a great opportunity for those college students home on winter break to receive vaccination prior to going back to campus life.
Saturday’s clinic follows successful clinics held on January 4 and on December 28 where more than 550 residents were vaccinated. In total, the county health department vaccinated more than 5,000 area residents since beginning its H1N1 flu clinics in late November. While, nationwide incidences of H1N1 are currently trending downward, influenza remains widespread in NJ. Vaccination is the best protection available, and now it is more widely accessible to the general public.
Pre-registration is required for the January 9 clinic. 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 or contact the health department H1N1 call center at 908-237-7150. Specific questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Be sure to select the proper consent form that matches the type of vaccine you desire: FluMist or injectable. These forms can be found by clicking the link provided in an appointment confirmation e-mail registrants will receive. Consent forms will also be available at the clinic site.
In the event of inclement weather, residents should call the H1N1 call center or check the county health department web site after 8am on January 9.