County Health Announces Changes in H1N1 Clinic Schedule

 County Health Announces Changes in H1N1 Clinic Schedule 

“Some Clinics Fill-up Early, Dates Added”   
 
Public response and availability of the vaccine has prompted the Oneida County Health Department to make some changes to its previously announced H1N1 immunization clinic schedule. 

All H1N1 immunizations are given by appointment scheduled in half-hour segments during the clinic in order to prevent lines and waits,” said Patrice Bogan, F.N.P., Director of Clinical Services. “Some of the clinics we announced last week are already filled to capacity, so we added some dates to meet the demand for the vaccinations.”

According to Bogan the clinic for ‘at risk’ adults scheduled for December 2nd from 9-11 am is filled. There are still some times available for pregnant women in the afternoon session from 1-3 pm. The children’s clinics scheduled for December 4th and December 7th are also filled at this time. Bogan said there are appointment times still available for the adult clinic on December 9th from 4-6 pm at 406 Elizabeth St. in Utica and for the clinic for pregnant women on December 11th from 1-3 pm at 228 W. Dominick St.- Bldg. B in Rome.
 
A clinic date has been added to accommodate all ages in the priority groups which include children 6 months to 18-years, parents and caregivers of infants under 6-months, young adults 19-24years, health care workers and Emergency Services personnel, and adults 25 – 64 with an underlying condition such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes.  The clinic will be held December 12th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Rome Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive in the Business and Technology Park.  
          
The other clinic scheduled at this time in December is for ‘at risk’ adults on the 16th from 4-6 pm at the 406 Elizabeth Street location in Utica. 
 
To make an appointment for any of the scheduled clinics call the Health Department at 798-5747. A complete list of clinic dates, times and locations can be found at the health department’s web site at ocgov.net or on the County’s Flu Information ‘Hotline’ at 798-3600.