Flu Vaccination Update for Madison & Dane County (11-30-09)

Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:36am

Multiple Vaccination Opportunities Announced

Now that H1N1 vaccine is more available, Public Health-Madison and Dane County is providing a variety of vaccination opportunities for those at risk.

• H1N1 Vaccination By Appointment
o These will be held at 6 locations in Dane County: East Madison, Stoughton, and Middleton on Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m; and Sun Prairie, Verona, and South Madison on Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., during the first three weeks of December.
o These clinics will be opened up to those in the original CDC target populations:
o Pregnant women
o Persons who live with or care for infants less than 6 months of age
o All persons 6 months -24 years
o People 25-64 years with underlying health conditions. For more details go to:
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/K12/UnderlyingConditions...
o To schedule an appointment, call Public Health's Flu Line at 243-0555.

• H1N1 Vaccination Targeted Community Clinic
Monday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center
This clinic is for:
o Pregnant women
o People who live with or care for infants less than 6 months of age
o Children aged 6 months through 4 years
o Persons with underlying health conditions, aged 5 - 64 years old
o Children under 10 needing their second dose of H1N1 vaccine. (This includes those children who received their first dose at the November 17 & 18th Alliant Energy Center Immunization Clinics. The CDC recommends 21 days or more between the first and second doses.)
For more information go to http://www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/immunization/clinics.cfm

• H1N1 Vaccination By Dane County Emergency Medical Services
o Public Health is partnering with area EMS agencies to provide vaccine to the original targeted groups in their Dane County communities.
When details are finalized, information will be posted on
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/immunization/clinics.cfm

• School-based H1N1 clinics will resume in January 2010.

You can also get community clinic information from United Way 2-1-1 Wisconsin Flu Clinic Locator at http://www.wisconsinfluclinic.info

Although the H1N1 vaccine at this time is only being offered to high-risk groups, CDC says that there will eventually be enough vaccine for anyone who wishes to receive it.

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NEWS RELEASE
Public Health Madison & Dane County

Contacts: 
  • Jeff Golden, (608) 243-0302