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Protect Your Kids and Yourself – Cobb & Douglas Public Health hosts H1N1 Mass Clinic

October 21, 2009

Cobb & Douglas Public Health is conducting an H1N1 mass Flu Clinic on Saturday, October 24 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, the target group 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.

“Coming out to get the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines is the best protection from the flu this season,” said Thomas. 

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health serves children, adolescents, and adults of Cobb and Douglas Counties in metropolitan Atlanta with personal health services, a pharmacy, prevention and health promotion programs, epidemiological investigations and health assessment, environmental health inspections and investigations, and emergency preparedness planning and response for natural and man-made disasters including bioterrorism. For information, visit www.CobbAndDouglasPublicHealth.org on the Web.

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