Cobb & Douglas Public Health is conducting an H1N1 mass Flu Clinic on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cobb County Safety Village at 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30008. The H1N1 flu mist will be provided at no cost. Seasonal flu vaccine will also be provided to income-eligible children 6 months through 18 years of age for $14, or to others for $25.
Based on CDC recommendations for 2009, the target group (and only group eligible) to receive the H1N1 mist is healthy 2 to 24 year-old individuals. “Our goal is to help reduce the number of flu cases by getting as many of our young people vaccinated as possible this weekend,” said Karen Thomas, District Immunization Director, Cobb & Douglas Public Health.
However, the H1N1 flu mist, which will be administered on Saturday, isn’t for everyone. Pregnant women and individuals with asthma or chronic medical conditions should receive the injectable vaccine, which is not available at this time. “While we don’t have the vaccines in yet, we do expect to receive them in the coming weeks and will make them available through our clinic locations,” said Dr Jack Kennedy, District Health Director, Cobb & Douglas Public Health.
For more information about vaccine availability, please visit our website at www.CobbandDouglasPublicHealth.org. For general information about H1N1 please call the H1N1 Call Center toll free number at 1 888 H1N1 INFO
Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cobb County Safety Village
1220 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, Georgia 30008