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Over 60 Swine Flu (H1N1) Free Clinics to be Set Up Next Week

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The first round of clinics for free H1N1 vaccinations will open their doors next week Friday, LA County Public Health officials announced today. "This is so residents all over the county that don't have access to health insurance or providers can get vaccinated," said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, LA County's Health Officer, this morning in a telephone press conference.

The Department of Public Health will be releasing an updated schedule every two weeks with clinics expected to be open into December. The first schedule (.pdf) includes 63 clinics located in community centers, churches, parks and other public places. If one is not located near you, Fielding says to keep checking the schedule for updates on the county's webpage or by calling 2-1-1.

Since August 30th, the county has experienced 82 outbreaks of what appears to be caused by H1N1 virus, according to Fielding. About 1.3 million doses are expected to arrive in the county by the end of October.