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Swine flu vaccination clinic Saturday

The Evanston Health and Human Services Department will hold its second H1N1 influenza public vaccination clinic at Evanston Township High School at 9 a.m. on  Saturday.

Persons seeking the flu shots should use the Bacon Cafeteria entrance at 1600 Dodge Ave.

The Evanston Health and Human Services Department will hold its second H1N1 influenza public vaccination clinic at Evanston Township High School at 9 a.m. on  Saturday.

Persons seeking the flu shots should use the Bacon Cafeteria entrance at 1600 Dodge Ave.

City health officials say the event is intended only for those who fit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention priority guidelines, including:

  • Pregnant women;
  • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age;
  • Health care and emergency medical services personnel (EMTs/paramedics);
  • All people ages six (6) months through 24 years of age; and
  • Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza.

Please alert the clinic staff if you have received seasonal flu mist in the last 30 days. Please be prepared to show proof of residency and verification of the priority group to which you belong.

City Hhealth Director Evonda Thomas said it’s expecially important for pregnant women and pre-school children to get vaccinated against H1N1.

Parents or guardians must have a signed consent form completed for children 18 and under for them to receive the vaccination. Children under ten years of age will need to have two doses of the vaccine, separated by 28 days.

Vaccine supplies are limited and additional clinics will be announced as vaccine is received from the Illinois Department of Public Health and dates are confirmed. More information is available on the city website.

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