Last round of H1N1 clinics announced

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Health officials today announced the last round of mass H1N1 flu vaccination clinics, adding that with increased shipments of the vaccine coming into the county, it was time for doctors and clinics to take charge.

Until now, L.A. County health officials have focused on providing free vaccines to at-risk groups and those without healthcare.

At the time, there were shortages of the vaccine as demand outstripped manufacturers’ ability to keep up. Now, as more shipments reach private doctors and health clinics,  it’s “time for public health departments to step back and for doctors and community clinics to step forward in meeting the unique needs of their patients and community,” county health officer Jonathan Fielding said in a statement.

Public health departments in Long Beach and Pasadena will also be winding down their H1N1 vaccination clinics, according to the announcement.

The closet of the last-round clinics will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 6 at the Rose Bowl, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd, parking lot K.

After the final mass-vaccination clinics, H1N1 vaccines will still be available to those without a regular source of healthcare through community partner clinics. A limited number of appointments will also be available at an L.A. County Public Health center.

Click here for more information on the of mass-vaccination clinics or to schedule an appointment.

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Written by Jason Wells

December 1, 2009 at 11:11 am

Posted in Public Safety

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