Posted on Nov 11 2009 in General by Yvonne Bunn
Important Note: HEAV does not recommend or endorse any vaccine. Because homeschoolers fall within the target at-risk group for H1N1 influenza, HEAV is publishing information regarding the availability of the H1N1 vaccine. Vaccination decisions are the responsibility of the parent.
From the Richmond City Health Department:
Beginning, Thursday, October 29, The Richmond City Health Department will be offering an H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic to children who are being home schooled in Richmond City. Children will be given the LAIV (live attenuated) FluMist which does not require an injection. Children who are immune compromised, have asthma, diabetes, or otherwise and cannot take the nasal FluMist vaccine for medical reasons, will be given the injectable vaccine. Visits are by appointment only. For an appointment please call Tashana Stith at 482-5506. Due to limited quantities of vaccine, this clinic is for Richmond City residents only. The clinic is being held at the Richmond City Health Department office located at 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia. There is no charge for the vaccine or its administration.
Parents are asked to review the attached information regarding the FluMist vaccine, and complete the Screening Questionnaire and Consent Form prior to their appointment in order to expedite the vaccination process.
Richmond City Health Department
To view a daily updated list of clinics in other areas of the state see http://www.vdh.state.va.us/index.htm.