The Burlington County Health Department in Westampton will hold H1N1 flu shot clinics to vaccinate priority groups on three consecutive Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 6, 13 and 20, 2009 at their offices (15 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, New Jersey 08060).
The clinics will take place as follows:
- November 6, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children six months to five years, pregnant women and caregivers of children six months or less. (Children six months to five years that receive the shot need to return Friday, December 4, 2009 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for a second dose.)
- November 13, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for healthcare workers with direct patient contact, 18-24 year olds and adults age 24 to 65 with underlying medical conditions.
- November 20, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for all of the above.
The health department is asking that people not in these priority groups wait until additional vaccine is received to get their shot. The health department expects additional shipments weekly and will schedule clinics as the vaccine becomes available.
“This is a long-term campaign that will continue for months until everyone who wants a H1N1 vaccination has received one,” said Public Health Coordinator Robert Gogats.
The health department continues to encourage residents to follow steps to help prevent the spread of flu in the workplace, schools and throughout the community. In addition to receiving the vaccines, people should wash their hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home from school or work if sick.
For more information, please contact The Burlington County Health Department at (609) 265-5548.