Public H1N1 vaccination clinics are taking place through Ohio's local health departments and other providers.
The Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) is now offering evening H1N1 vaccination walk-in sessions for individuals classified as "high priority" (Tier One). Both the injectable and nasal mist form of the vaccine are available.
This schedule will run through December 17th, 2009: Beginning Monday December 14th any member of the general public may receive H1N1 vaccine at these sessions.
"H1N1 Tier One Vaccination Sessions"
High Priority groups include:
- Health Care Workers including Emergency Medical Services Personnel
- Expectant Mother's
- Individuals ages 6 months to 24 years of age
- Individuals ages 25-64 who have certain underlying medical conditions
- Caregivers and household contacts of children less than 6 months old
- Complete list and explanations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are here: http://cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm
Vaccine is the best defense we have against the flu. The CHD agrees with the CDC and strongly encourages you and your family members to receive the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine. All forms of the H1N1 vaccine are being produced with the identical process used successfully for years for seasonal flu. Additional vaccine safety information from CDC is available here: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/vaccine_safety.htm
Beginning in April 2009, cases of a novel form of H1N1 Influenza, originally called the "Swine Flu", were detected in the United States and Mexico. By June 2009, the World Health Organization declared that H1N1 Influenza was a Pandemic, meaning it was a novel Influenza for which most individuals do not have immunity, is easily spread person to person, and is circulating throughout the world. With school back in session and the arrival of flu season, the number of H1N1 flu cases will continue to rapidly increase.
The Cincinnati Health Department is monitoring the situation and is committed to providing accurate and timely public health information to the general public. The Cincinnati Health Department is in constant communication with public health partners at the local, state, federal and global levels. The health department is also in contact with hospitals, schools and health professionals in the city ensuring they have the latest guidance on vaccination and how to treat the virus.
Cincinnati Health Dept. H1N1 Info & Vaccine Line 513-357-7499
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