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H1N1 vaccination clinic location changed

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By Special to the Monitor

The venue for the free H1N1 vaccination clinic Friday has changed to the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive (next to Sullivan Field. The time, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. remains the same.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Occupational Medicine and the county public health office are supporting the county in hosting this upcoming clinic, which is open to anyone. The clinic will primarily be for those able to receive the “inactivated vaccine,” which is given as a shot. There will be consent forms on site for individuals to complete and sign.

Vaccines for ages 6 months and older will be available. There will be a limited amount of nasal mist for ages 2-40 without chronic health conditions.

Only children 9 years and under require a second H1N1 vaccine. Children who need a second dose will need to have proof of the first dose.

All H1N1 vaccines will be free of charge. Seasonal flu shots will not be available.

Individuals are encouraged to carpool, as parking may be limited.

Visit www.losalamosnm.us for more H1N1 general information, including who should receive the vaccine and details about the inactivated vaccine, or call the Los Alamos Public Health Office at 662-4038.