Minneapolis holds H1N1 vaccination clinics for seven Minneapolis elementary schools

The City of Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support has partnered with the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA) to provide H1N1 vaccinations for students at seven elementary schools in the city. Because the supply of H1N1 vaccine is limited, vaccinations will be limited only to students ages 9 and under who are currently enrolled in the school where the clinic is held, as well as students’ brothers and sisters between the ages of 6 months and 9 years. Clinic officials will use a school roster to verify enrollment.

The schedule for the vaccination clinics is as follows:

Sheridan Elementary

1201 University Ave. NE.

Nov. 19

3 – 7 p.m.

Ramsey Fine Arts Elementary

1 W. 49th St.

Nov. 19

4 – 8 p.m.

Cityview Performing Arts Magnet

3350 N. 4th St.

Nov. 19

3 – 7 p.m.

Sullivan Elementary

3100 E. 28th St.

Nov. 19

3 – 7 p.m.

Green Central Park Elementary

3416 4th Ave. S.

Nov. 20

3 – 7 p.m.

Lucy Craft Laney at Cleveland Park Elementary

3333 Penn Ave. N.

Nov. 20

3 – 7 p.m.

Andersen Open Elementary

2727 10th Ave. S.

Nov. 20

3 – 7 p.m.

Parents of students at these schools are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to vaccinate their children against H1N1. To receive the vaccine at these clinics, children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult who can grant consent for vaccination. Vaccinations will not be given if the child is ill (example: fever over 100 degrees, vomiting, diarrhea). Folks who have insurance are asked to bring their health insurance cards. However, children who do not have insurance will still be able to be vaccinated at no cost.

For folks not eligible to receive a shot at these clinics, you can check with your health care provider to see whether they have H1N1 vaccine available. If not, Hennepin County is holding two H1N1 vaccination clinics for children between the ages of 6 months and 9 years. They are Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 3:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Hopkins High School (2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka) and Friday, Nov. 20 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at New Hope Church (4225 Gettysburg Ave. N., New Hope). As more vaccine becomes available, the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support will determine whether to schedule more H1N1 vaccination clinics in the community. To get the latest information, visit the City's flu Web page .

Published Nov 17, 2009