Monday, December 7, 2009 - 5:13am
Hosted by Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agencies
Twelve area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies and their response partners from around Dane County will be hosting special H1N1 Immunization Saturday vaccination clinics on December 12. These clinics are for people at high risk for getting the virus and developing complications. The clinics will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon (unless the vaccine supplies run out earlier).
Emergency Medical Technicians from Belleville, Blooming Grove/Burke/Maple Bluff, Cambridge, Deer-Grove (Deerfield/Cottage Grove), District 1 (Black Earth/Mazomanie), Fitch-Rona (Fitchburg/Verona), Marshall, McFarland, Oregon, Stoughton, Town of Madison, and Waunakee are participating.
These clinics are held in collaboration with Public Health - Madison and Dane County, Dane County Emergency Management-Emergency Medical Services and Home Health United.
See below for the specific locations of the clinics.
These clinics are specifically for those in the original H1N1 immunization target groups:
• Pregnant women
• Household contacts or caregivers of children younger than 6 months of age
• Healthcare or emergency medical services personnel
• Children and young adults ages 6 months through 24 years
• Persons aged 25 through 64 who have underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of medical complications from influenza
Immunizations are free and on a first come, first serve basis. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. Immunizations will be given until noon, unless vaccine supplies run out earlier. Each location will have 500 doses of vaccine. If vaccine supplies run out early, the clinic closing will be posted on http://www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/immunization/clinics.cfm If you have web access, it is suggested you check this site or call United Way 2-1-1 before you leave home to see if the site you are going to has closed early.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
A clinic consent form is available in English, Spanish and Hmong and is posted on www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/immunization/vaccine.cfm
People are encouraged to download and fill out the consent form and bring it with them to the clinic. This will help to make the process go faster. Forms will also be available at the clinics.
Those who are not in these target groups are asked to be patient as we need to make sure that those in the high risk groups are vaccinated first. Current studies indicate persons 65 and older have some immunity to H1N1 influenza; therefore, older adults are not included in the first target groups recommended to get the H1N1 vaccine.
Additional opportunities to get H1N1 vaccine are being provided through Public Health:
• Appointment Only H1N1 Vaccination Clinics - 6 locations. Call PHMDC flu line at 243-0555 for an appointment.
• Targeted Community H1N1 Vaccination Clinic - December 14, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center.
For more details go to www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/swineflu/immunization/clinics.cfm
For more information on Public Health clinics, call PHMDC flu line at 243-0555 or United Way 2-1-1.
EMS CLINIC LOCATOR
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 2009
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Bellville EMS Station
480 River St.,Belleville
Blooming Grove/Burke/Maple Bluff EMS
Maple Bluff Fire Station
18 Oxford Place, Madison
Cambridge EMS Station
205 W Main St., Cambridge
Deer-Grove EMS Station
4030 Cty Hwy N, Cottage Grove
District 1 EMS
District 1 EMS Station
316 W Commercial Ave., Mazomanie
Fitch-Rona EMS Station
5415 King James Way, Fitchburg
Marshall EMS Station
119 Industrial Drive, Marshall
McFarland EMS Station
5915 Milwaukee St., McFarland
Oregon Fire EMS Station
131 Spring St., Oregon
Stoughton Area EMS
Stoughton Area EMS Station
516 S 4th St., Stoughton
Town of Madison Fire/EMS
Town of Madison Fire Station
2120 Fish Hatchery Rd. Madison
Waunakee Area EMS
Waunakee Middle School
1001 South St., Waunakee
- Jeff Golden, (608) 243-0302