Coastside H1N1 vaccinations still available in March

By on Tue, March 9, 2010

The county plans two more H1N1 vaccination clinics for the Coastside in March.

The H1N1 virus is not expected to disappear anytime soon, so it remains important for people to continue getting vaccinated – especially children, pregnant mothers, and individuals with underlying chronic medical conditions. Children who receive their first dose now may only need one dose next fall, when flu season ramps up again. It is also important for children under age 10 to get two doses of H1N1 flu vaccine – at least three weeks apart – because two doses provide better protection against the H1N1 virus for the less mature immune systems of younger children. [...]

A flu shot is still the single best defense against the flu, and can help reduce the spread throughout the community. For individuals in high-risk groups, the vaccine prevents serious health complications, and in some cases, death. There have been 10 H1N1-related deaths and 95 hospitalizations in the County since the outbreak began last year.

Half Moon Bay
Wednesday, March 10, 6pm-8pm
Moonridge Mid-Peninsula Housing, 2001 Miramontes Point Rd.
Half Moon Bay
Sunday, March 21, 10am - 4pm
Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Ave.