For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Zandra Lee, Public Information Officer, Public Health, (510) 981-5356
BERKELEY OFFERS FREE H1N1 VACCINATION CLINIC THIS SUNDAY
Protect Yourself and Your Family
Berkeley, California (Thursday, January 21, 2010) - The City of Berkeley will provide H1N1 vaccine for Berkeley residents on Sunday, January 24. While the number of H1N1 flu cases is going down, it is still circulating. It is likely that there will be a third “wave” later this winter. Therefore, public health and medical experts continue to recommend that everyone be vaccinated.
What: Free H1N1 Community Vaccine Clinic
Where: West Berkeley Family Practice, 2031 Sixth Street, (off University Ave)
(Please enter through Addison Street.)
When: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Nasal and injectable H1N1 vaccines will be available. Please note that no seasonal flu vaccines will be provided at this clinic.
Children and young adults are at higher risk for contracting H1N1 flu and certain groups have a higher risk for complications due to chronic medical conditions like asthma and diabetes. This clinic is an excellent opportunity to get a free first or second vaccination. For children under 10 years who got a first dose in the fall, like thousands of BUSD children did in November, the clinic is a great place to get the recommended 2nd dose. The booster should be given about a month after the first dose to spark their immune response to a protective level, although it is still effective even if given later.
H1N1 or seasonal flu vaccine may also be available from:
Call the Public Health Division at 981-5300 for more information or check our City of Berkeley Public Health website at http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/publichealth