Monday, October 26, 2009

H1N1 Flu Clinic on Thursday

The third in a series of H1N1 flu clinics is scheduled:
Thursday, October 29 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Middletown Municipal Building Council Chamber
The clinic is only for residents of Cromwell, Durham, Haddam, Middlefield, and Middletown. Participants must be 2 through 24 years of age and in good health, or 25 through 49 years of age who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age, or health care and emergency medical personnel.

The vaccine will be administered as nasal mist and is not suitable for pregnant women, persons with long-term health problems, and children 6 months to 2 years of age. A second vaccine may be necessary in about a month’s time.

Parents or guardians should check their care provider to determine if the vaccine is appropriate for their child. The H1N1 flu mist is not effective against seasonal flu.

The clinic is free and by appointment only. Proof of age and residency will be required.

More H1N1 flu clinics are expected to be scheduled for other segments of the population when vaccine becomes available. The clinic is sponsored by Mass Dispensing Area 36: the City of Middletown and the towns of Cromwell, Durham, Haddam, and Middlefield.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call Lisa Mountain at (860) 344-3474.

From the Middletown Health Department

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