All Welcome: Ohio Department of Health Begins Next Phase of H1N1 - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

All Welcome: Ohio Department of Health Begins Next Phase of H1N1 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

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(WOIO) - Good news for those who would like an H1N1 vaccine, but did not fall under the high-risk category.

The Cuyahoga Health Department has announced the date of their first H1N1 clinics for everyone who would like one.

The clinic will be held Sunday, December 13th from 9AM-12:30PM at the following locations: 

WEST

Garfield Middle School
13114 DetroitAvenue
Lakewood

SOUTH

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
8001 Brecksville Rd.
Brecksville

EAST *PARK AT ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS. SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE VACCINATION CLINIC*

Highland Heights Community Center
5827 Highland Road
Highland Heights

Rockwell Automation
1 Allen Bradley Drive
Mayfield Heights

Those interested may register for the vaccine HERE.

"We continue to urge high-risk Ohioans to seek H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines," ODH Director Alvin D. Jackson, M.D said.

Nearly 2.3 million doses of the vaccine are already available in the State of Ohio and more is expected to arrive each week. Health officials evaluated several factors before making the decision to lift restrictions on vaccine eligibility, including prior vaccine distribution, feedback from local health departments and discussions with other state and federal health officials.

ODH and their local partners have used various strategies to reach the at-risk populations including school-based, appointment-only and mass clinics and distribution to private providers to reach at-risk Ohioans.

Local partners will have flexibility to determine if it is necessary to continue prioritizing the vaccine for the at-risk populations, based on the needs in their local area.

In addition to being vaccinated, Ohioans can help stop the spread of illness by washing hands thoroughly and often; covering mouths when sneezing or coughing; and staying home from work or school if sick.

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