Last Free Clinics for Swine Flu Vaccinations Announced
Los Angeles County officials announced today the last set of free H1N1 vaccination clinics for residents in the CDC-designated priority groups. “Residents who are in the priority groups for H1N1 vaccine and do not have a regular source of health care are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to receive free vaccine," said Jonathan E. Fielding Director of Public Health and Health Officer.
So far, close to 1.2 million doses of the vaccine have been delivered to private health care doctors and community health clinics. Some 175,500 doses were administered at the County's free clinics between October 23-November 22.
The last set of free clinics for designated priority groups will run between December 4th and 8th (see PDF schedule and locations here). Priority groups include pregnant women, people living with or caring for infants under six months of age, emergency medical services personnel and health care workers and people aged 25 through 64 years with chronic medical conditions
like heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, or weakened immune
The cities of Pasadena and Long Beach, which run public health programs separate from the county, will also host free clinics. However, as of publish, their websites did not provide updated information.