The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 4, 2009

H1N1 clinic offered for ages 5 - 18

On Saturday, December 12, the Board of Health (BOH) will hold a free walk-in vaccination clinic against H1N1 influenza for children who are residents of Carlisle and between the ages of five and 18 years old. The clinic will take place on December 12 at the school gymnasium between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. According to BOH Agent Linda Fantasia, there are 120 doses of vaccine on hand, and the BOH hopes to have 500 doses in hand by the time the clinic is held. The BOH advises checking the town website at prior to the clinic for updated information, due to the uncertainty in vaccine distribution.

If the supply permits, the clinic will be expanded to include adults 19 to 64 with a medical condition, pregnant women and health care workers. However, in order to be eligible, adults must preregister by calling the BOH at 1-978-369-0283.

At the Selectmen’s meeting on November 24, BOH Chair Jeffrey Brem reported the results of the town’s first H1N1 clinic, held on November 18, where 76 shots were delivered to high-risk categories of children (5-18), pregnant women and health workers. Brem praised medical volunteers that had administered the shots, and called for additional volunteers, both medical and non-medical, to help with administrative tasks. ∆

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