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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 079-09
Friday, December 4, 2009

MEDIA CONTACT: (212) 788-5290
Jessica Scaperotti/Erin Brady: PressOffice@health.nyc.gov


City Hosts Fourth Weekend of H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

Vaccination centers will operate in all five boroughs this Saturday and Sunday

December 4, 2009 – Free H1N1 vaccine will be available in all five boroughs this weekend (December 5 and 6), as the Health Department sponsors the fourth out of five weekend vaccination efforts. This weekend’s clinics are open to anyone in a recognized priority group for H1N1 vaccination, with the exception of children under 4. Here’s who is eligible:
  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone 4 through 24 years old
  • People 25 through 64 with health conditions that make influenza more dangerous. These include asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung conditions, kidney failure, or a weakened immune system.
  • Anyone who lives with or cares for children less than 6 months old
  • Health care workers who have direct contact with patients and cannot receive vaccine through their employers.

Though the weekend clinics cannot serve children under 4, most regular vaccination sites can. For a full directory of clinics where H1N1 vaccine is available, New Yorkers can call 311 or visit nyc.gov/flu.

“If you belong to any of the priority groups, and you don’t have access to H1N1 vaccine through a primary health care provider, we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner. “Getting immunized is the best way to prevent the spread of infection.”

This weekend’s clinic locations are listed below. Each clinic will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The clinics are designed to accommodate large numbers of people, but outdoor lines are possible, so visitors should dress for inclement weather. Anyone under 18 must present a signed parental consent form, and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information about H1N1 influenza, and the City’s vaccination efforts, please visit nyc.gov/flu or call 311.

Weekend Vaccination Sites for December 5 and 6

Clinics will operate from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and from 9am to 5pm on Sunday

Bronx

Vaccine Site

Location

Christopher Columbus High School

925 Astor Avenue

 

Brooklyn

Vaccine Site

Location

George Wingate Educational Campus

600 Kingston Avenue

 

Manhattan

Vaccine Site

Location

NYC Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies

333 West 17th Street

 

Queens

Vaccine Site

Location

I.S. 210 Elizabeth Blackwell

93-11 101st Avenue

Staten Island

Vaccine Site

Location

P.S. 58 Space Shuttle Columbia School

77 Marsh Avenue

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