H1N1 FLU CLINIC THIS FRIDAY, 5-9 P.M.
(November 10, 2009 – Brighton, CO) – Platte Valley Medical Center will host an H1N1 Vaccination Clinic this Friday, November 13, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Conference Room A. The hospital is located at 1600 Prairie Center Parkway in Brighton.
The H1N1 vaccine available this week is in the FluMist and injectable form. There are a limited number of injectable vaccines available. The hospital strongly encourages the use of the FluMist. Both vaccines are equally effective, yet the H1N1 FluMist is only for healthy individuals with no underlying health conditions, like pregnancy, asthma, and diabetes.
According to the CDC, the priority groups currently eligible to receive vaccine include:
- Pregnant women
- Parents, caretakers, and/or siblings of children younger than six months, including caregivers in infant rooms.
- Children and adults six months through 24 years of age; children from six months to nine years of age will receive two doses of the vaccine – the second within 3-4 weeks of the first dose.
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- People 25 through 64 years of age who have certain medical conditions that place them at higher risk for influenza-related complications, including: chronic lung disease (like asthma), heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord or muscle illness that causes problems with breathing or swallowing, HIV, kidney disease, liver disease and/or blood disorders, having any disease or taking any medication affecting the immune system.
The price for H1N1 FluMist vaccines is $15.00.
As Platte Valley Medical Center receives additional vaccines, new community clinic dates will be announced. For a list of other area clinics, visit www.immunizecolorado.com. Please visit www.pvmc.org/blog for updates and announcements. You can also call the hospital’s flu line at 303-498-3595 for details.