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Snohomish County offers H1N1 vaccine clinics on Oct. 24 for children and pregnant women

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Local health officials decided Thursday to host special “express” clinics on Saturday, Oct. 24, to vaccinate children ages 6 months through 4 years and pregnant women. The clinics throughout the county will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Some of the north county clinics include:

• Providence Physician Group – Mill Creek

12800 Bothell-Everett Hwy.

Everett

• Community Health Center

1019 112th St. SW

Everett

• Cascade Valley Smokey Point Clinic

16410 Smokey Point Blvd. # 200

Arlington

• The Everett Clinic at

Evergreen Middle School

7621 Beverly Lane

Everett

• The Everett Clinic at

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

7215 51st Ave.

Marysville

•Tulalip Health Clinic

7520 Totem Beach Road

Tulalip

Open to general public and Native Americans

Check www.snocoflu.com for the most current information and a complete list of all nine Snohomish County locations, or call the Snohomish County Flu Hotline at 425-388-5088 (staffed Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., recording after hours).

“Snohomish County, during the past week, has received 16,700 doses of vaccine to offer to pregnant women and very young children in our community, who are the most vulnerable to complications from H1N1 illness,” said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of Snohomish Health District. “As additional doses arrive in the county, the Health District will expand the eligibility requirements.”

Only FluMist nasal spray will be offered to healthy children ages 2 through 4 years. Injectable vaccine will be reserved expressly for pregnant women, infants ages 6 months to 2 years, and children ages 6 months through 4 years who have asthma, cerebral palsy, congenital heart conditions or other chronic medical conditions. Children will require two doses of vaccine for full immunity and should generally get the second dose through their own health care providers within four weeks.

Additional clinics remain planned for Oct. 31, Nov. 2, 7, 14, and early December, however, these are subject to change due to vaccine supply.

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