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BOS1 - Free H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2010
Contact: Diane Nguyen
Free H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic at
County Community Services Center
The H1N1 vaccine is now available to all Orange County residents.
(Santa Ana) The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) expects H1N1 activity to continue throughout the influenza season and is recommending that all individuals, especially those on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention target list, get vaccinated as another increase in H1N1 illness could occur later this season. Due to an increase in the availability of the vaccine in Orange County, the Health Care Agency has lifted all restrictions on the use of H1N1 vaccine and is now making it available to all interested individuals.
There will be a free H1N1 flu vaccine clinic at the County Community Services Center (CCSC) on Friday, February 5, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The CCSC is located at:
Westminster, CA 92683
“Now that the restrictions have been lifted, I would encourage everyone to get the H1N1 vaccination,” said Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “This has been a particularly severe flu season, so it is important that people get vaccinated and take all proper precautions.”
If you are unable to attend this clinic, you can also receive a vaccine from the Health Care Agency. Call the Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448 for additional information. A list of additional community clinics offering the H1N1 vaccine can be found by visiting the HCA Web site at www.ochealthinfo.com.
In addition to getting vaccinated, it is important to remember that you can do simple things every day to reduce your chance of getting sick. One of the most effective measures to protect yourself is washing your hands with soap and water. If you cannot wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer. Also, remember to cover your cough and stay home if you are sick.
The most current local information about H1N1, including target groups of individuals at highest risk for complications of H1N1 influenza, can be found at www.flu.gov or on the HCA Web site at www.healthinfo.com.
Supervisor Janet Nguyen serves as Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and represents the First District. She also serves as Chair of the OCTA’s Transit Committee. She represents more than 600,000 people, covering the cities of Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster and the unincorporated community of Midway City. Orange County ranks sixth in the nation as the most populous county and has the nation’s seventh highest annual budget.