The Orange County Health Department will be working with the Orange County School Board to vaccinate all school age children against the H1N1 virus next month. There will be free clinics on three consecutive Saturdays around the county beginning December 5th:
Saturday, December 5, 2009
East River High School (Gymnasium)
654 Columbia School Road,
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Freedom High School (Gymnasium)
2500 W. Taft-Vineland Road,
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Olympia High School (Gymnasium)
4301 S. Apopka-Vineland Road,
The free vaccinations will be offered while the supply lasts on a first come, first serve basis to not only the schoolage children, but also the priority groups established by the CDC. Those considered a priority include pregnant women, caregivers of infants under 6 months old, emergency and medical personnel, and anyone ntween 25 and 64 years old with chronic health conditions or a weak immune system.
According the Health Department’s website, 135,000 doses of the vaccine have been designated by the CDC for Orange county thus far and are being sent directly to clinics, physicians offices, hospitals and pharmacies. Additional doses are expected to arrive later in January. At that time vaccinations should be opened up to everyone.