H1N1 Flu clinic at Keene Central School Nov. 17

KEENE VALLEY - The Essex County Public Health Department is offering a community-based H1N1 clinic by appointment for people within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) target groups. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Keene Central School from 3:30-7 p.m.

CDC Target groups include pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than six months of age, healthcare and emergency medical services personnel, persons between the ages of six months and 24 years old, and people ages of 25 through 64 years of age who are at higher risk for 2009 H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

People within these groups must schedule an appointment to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine by calling 873-3500.

A school-based H1N1 clinic will also be offered at Keene Central School with vaccines offered to children enrolled in the school, school nurses, school nurse aides, school nurse substitutes, and staff of the school who are currently pregnant.

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