H1N1 vaccination clinics held throughout Lee County
If you haven’t gotten an H1N1 vaccine, they are coming to a neighborhood near you. Throughout the month of February, the Lee County Health Department will provid free H1N1 vaccine at community centers and churches.
Individuals of all ages and health status are welcome; however those that are at higher risk for flu complications should make a priority of getting vaccinated. The priority groups include: pregnant women, children and young adults age 6 months through 24 years, and people who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza such as heart disease, asthma or diabetes.
“It’s important to remind residents that H1N1 and seasonal flu are still around and the very best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated. Also, parents that still need to get that second H1N1 dose for their children 9 years and younger can attend any of the neighborhood clinics,” said Judith A. Hartner, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., director of the Lee County Health Department, in a prepared statement,
February H1N1 vaccination clinics will occur:
* Thursday, Feb. 4: Page Park Community Center from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.; 507 Center Road, Fort Myers
* Friday, Feb. 5: Harlem Heights Community Center from noon- 7 p.m., 7340 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers
* Tuesday, Feb. 9: Page Park Community Center from 10:30 a.m. – noon, 507 Center Road, Ft. Myers
* Wednesday, Feb. 10: All Souls Episcopal Church from 9 a.m. -noon, 14640 North Cleveland Avenue, North Ft. Myers
* Wednesday, Feb. 17: Charleston Park Community Center from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. , 2541 Charleston Park Drive, Alva
* Sunday, Feb. 21: Hope Lutheran Church from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., 25999 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
* Saturday, Feb. 27: Pine Manor Community, Pine Manor Community Center from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. , 5547 Tenth Avenue., Ft. Myers
Also, seasonal and H1N1 vaccinations are still being provided by the Lee County Health Department and no appointments are necessary.
* Weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 83 Pondella Rd. North, Ft. Myers FL
For more information on influenza activity there are a number of resources available such as the Florida Department of Health toll-free number which provides public health information and updates on H1N1 Swine flu. The information line is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT, seven days a week. Information is available in English, Spanish and Creole. The Florida Flu Information Line is 1-877-352-3581.
Source: Lee County Health Department