City of Alexandria Holds H1N1 Vaccination Clinic Saturday, October 31
- Vaccinations will be offered first to persons at highest risk of complications and death from H1N1 flu
- Only the injectable form of the vaccine will be offered at this clinic
- Appointments are not required and will not be offered for this clinic
- Future vaccination clinics will be announced, contingent on vaccine availability
For More Information
The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department are holding a public H1N1 vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the George Washington Middle School Large Gymnasium, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave. Vaccinations are free of charge. Only the injectable form of the vaccine will be available at this clinic; no nasal vaccine will be available at this site at this time. This clinic will be targeted to individuals at highest risk of complications and death from H1N1 influenza as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including:
- pregnant women
- caregivers of infants less than 6 months of age
- children ages 6 months to 24 years old
- health care workers
- adults 24 to 65 years old with chronic health conditions
To help keep lines moving efficiently, participants are asked to wear sleeveless or short-sleeved shirts to the clinic.
Nationwide, H1N1 vaccine shipments have been delayed and are being sent to states in limited quantities. Within the next 1-2 months, adequate supplies will be available for everyone who wants to receive this vaccine. The AHD also encourages people to check first with their health care providers for availability of H1N1 vaccine, as many providers have signed up to receive vaccine to give to their patients.
The Health Department, in collaboration with City partners, plans to provide the H1N1 vaccine to the general public through mass vaccination clinics on Friday evenings and daytime Saturdays starting in November. Specific dates, times and locations will be announced as soon as adequate supplies of vaccine are available. The AHD also will be offering the H1N1 vaccine to its clients and to others who wish to come to the Health Department during business hours. Specific hours and locations will be announced once the Health Department receives an adequate amount of vaccine.
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For more information, contact the Alexandria Health Department at 703.838.4400, ext 352.