County schedules free Swine Flu vaccinations
The San Mateo County Health System will hold free H1N1 flu vaccination walk-in clinics at multiple locations throughout the County starting on January 12.
Vaccine priority group restrictions have been removed, and H1N1 flu vaccine is now available to all County residents older than six months of age.
To accommodate vaccinating as many residents as possible, more than twelve free H1N1 flu vaccination clinics are scheduled in January. There may be additional clinics scheduled for February and possibly beyond.
Residents who are at high risk of infection and complications from the flu, such as pregnant women, children and young adults under age 24, and people with chronic medical conditions, are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to receive free H1N1 flu vaccine if they have not already done so.
Upcoming Coastside clinics:
- Thurs, Jan 28: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. La Honda Post Office, 8865 La Honda Rd., La Honda
- Thurs, Jan 28: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pescadero Community Center, Stage & North Street, Pescadero
- Sun, Jan 31: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay
Clinics scheduled this week:
- Tues, Jan 12 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m., San Mateo County Health System, 225 37th Ave
- Thurs, Jan 14 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m., San Mateo County Health System, 225 37th Ave
- Sat, Jan 16 10 a.m.– 3 p.m., 455 San Mateo County Government Center, Room 101, Redwood City
- Sat, Jan 16 11 a.m.– 4 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto
For all vaccine clinic dates and locations, visit www.smhealth.org/flu
H1N1 flu vaccine has been slow to arrive in the State and County, resulting in months of vaccine shortage for high-risk priority groups. In recent weeks, the Health System received a large supply of vaccine, enough to remove all prioritization restrictions and to ramp up its H1N1 vaccine distribution plan.
With the arrival of new vaccine, the Health System now has sufficient supply to open mass vaccination clinics for all County residents. H1N1 flu vaccine continues to be available through healthcare providers. Retail pharmacies and stores have also received additional vaccine supply. To check locations, visit www.flucliniclocator.org