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Friday, January 15, 2010

H1N1 Vaccine in Monmouth County, Two Saturdays in January

The Monmouth County Health Department will hold general H1N1 vaccine clinics from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at the Health Department’s main office at 3435 Highway 9 North. Residents who reside in towns that are members of the county Health Department may make a clinic appointment by calling 732-431-7456.

The Monmouth County Health Department also will be conducting several school-based clinics in the next few weeks. Residents who reside in towns that are members of the county Health Department may attend these clinics, too. Clinics open to the public are:

01/16/10     10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                   Millstone Primary School, 18 Schoolhouse Road, Millstone

01/30/2010  9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Howell students only)     11 a.m. to 3 p.m.    (students and public)
                    Howell Memorial Middle School, 485 Adelphia Road, Freehold

The vaccine at all of these clincs will be available at no charge in both the injectable and flu mist forms. Thimerisol-free vaccine will be available as well.

Individuals living in towns covered by the county’s Health Department are eligible to participate in these clinics. Member towns are: Aberdeen, Allentown, Asbury Park, Atlantic Highlands, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Hazlet, Howell, Lake Como, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Millstone, Neptune Township, Neptune City, Oceanport, Ocean Grove, Roosevelt and Union Beach.

Clinic participants will be screened by a registered nurse regarding risk factors and educated about the vaccine. A parent or guardian must sign a vaccine consent form for children under 18 years of age. Additionally, children less than 10 years of age will require two doses of the vaccine, which should be given approximately one month apart.

The county Health Department encourages all residents to get an H1N1 vaccine. If your town does not participate in the county Health Department, contact your local health department or town hall for information about H1N1 clinics available to residents of your community.


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