Dec. 17 public H1N1 vaccination clinic not affected by recall

An upcoming free, public H1N1 vaccine clinic in Minneapolis is not affected by the recent recall of a small number of vaccine doses in Minnesota. The City of Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support and the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency are offering a free H1N1 vaccination clinic Thursday, Dec. 17 at South High School. The clinic is open to anyone interested in getting a vaccination against the H1N1 flu. Folks interested in getting a flu shot are urged to take advantage of this opportunity; no other City-sponsored H1N1 vaccination clinics are planned at this time. The clinic will be held:

Thursday, Dec. 17
4 – 8 p.m.
South High School
3131 19th Ave. S.

No appointments are necessary. Vaccinations are free, but please bring your insurance card if you have one. Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must sign a consent form. People who are currently sick will not be able to get the vaccination.

The vaccine used at City of Minneapolis school, day care, and public clinics is not part of the recall. All children under 10 years old should have two doses of vaccine. If your children that age were vaccinated with the first dose more than three weeks ago, Minneapolis’ upcoming clinic is a good opportunity to get that second dose. Now that the vaccine is available to the general public, you can bring your entire family (over 6 months old) to this clinic to be vaccinated.

Published Dec 7, 2009