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________ County Health Department Plans Vaccination Clinic Saturday

Date:               _____
Contact:          _____, Administrative Director                        
                      _____ County Health Department
Phone:            _____

The _____ County Health Department announced today that it will hold an H1N1 vaccination clinic Saturday, Nov. 7th from (Insert times) at (Name of location, street address).  The clinics will be limited to Oklahoma residents who are in one of five priority groups.

Priority groups for the H1N1 vaccine include:

  • All children ages six months to 18 years.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Custodial parents of infants less than six months of age.
  • Front-line health care workers who have direct patient contact with acutely ill persons.
  • Adults 19 – 64 years of age with chronic disease.

“The H1N1 flu virus continues to affect people in our community,” said _____ County Health Department Administrative Director _____. “We know that the people in these priority groups are at greater risk and we hope to reach as many of them as vaccine supplies allow on Saturday.”

People seeking vaccinations will be screened to ensure that they meet the priority group definition for H1N1 vaccine. People not included in one of the priority groups or who are unable to attend Saturday’s clinic are encouraged to be patient, as new vaccine shipments arrive in Oklahoma each week.  

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is projected to receive H1N1 vaccine in weekly shipments through early January 2010.  The doses include both nasal spray and injectable vaccines.

For more information, call the _____ County Health Department at (phone number).

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