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CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 9, 2009

City to hold H1N1 priority group vaccination clinic Nov. 11

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department’s first public H1N1 vaccination clinic will be Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last, in the Health Department Atrium, 2400 Troost Ave. Vaccine is free of charge, and will be for members of the priority groups only.

Vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last for the following priority groups:

    § Pregnant women

    § Children 6 months through 4 years old

    § Children 5 through 18 years old with significant chronic health conditions

    § Household contacts and caregivers of children under six months

    § Health care workers with identification

Those requesting vaccination in this clinic must be in one of these priority groups.

“We anticipate a pretty large turn-out at this clinic based on what we’ve seen in clinics around the metro,” said Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Health Department. “If you don’t get a vaccine at this clinic, remember that we expect to continue receiving vaccine and making it available to the public both here at the Health Department and in doctors offices and clinics around the city.”

More than 22,000 doses of vaccine have already been distributed to medical providers in Kansas City, Mo., who have agreed to provide these doses to people in the priority groups.

For more information on the clinic, call (816) 513-6152.

Media inquiries about this topic should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, public information officer for the Health Department, (816) 840-2548 (pager).

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