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Municipality Announces H1N1 Clinic Dates for January; Maintains Need for Community Volunteers

Five new clinics announced for January; Muni still seeking volunteer assistance through United Way of Anchorage
The Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services is announcing five free H1N1 public clinic dates for January 2010. The clinics will be open to the general public, no appointments are necessary.

January 5, 5-9 p.m. Hanshew Middle School

January 7, 1-7 p.m. ChangePoint Church

January 12, 5-9 p.m. Mears Middle School

January 19, 5-9 p.m. Central Middle School

January 26, 5-9 p.m. Begich Middle School

These dates are in addition to the public H1N1 vaccination clinics held in late November and December of this year. There are two more public clinics this month: tomorrow, December 22 at Gruening Middle School from 2-8 p.m., and Tuesday, December 29 at Romig Middle School from 2-8 p.m.

"We are pleased to offer these additional clinic dates next month," said Jayson Smart, Deputy Director of the Municipal Department of Health and Human Services. "As H1N1 vaccine supply increases, we are doing our best to ensure every Anchorage resident has a chance to access it; it is still important to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family from illness."

"The Muni is seeking about 25 community volunteers per clinic date, most notably medical volunteers who can administer vaccine," Smart continued. "We are fortunate to have the aid of United Way of Anchorage in our volunteer outreach; anyone interested in helping out at a clinic should go to their website and signup, http://www.liveunitedanchorage.com/."

H1N1 vaccine is also available to the general public free of charge on a walk-in basis at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, Monday - Friday from 8-11am and 1-4pm. ANHC is located at 1217 E. 10th Ave. in Anchorage. Many local private healthcare providers and pharmacies also have vaccine; residents should contact providers and pharmacies directly for more information.

For up to date information on clinic schedules and information on influenza, please visit http://www.muni.org/health or call the MOA flu hotline at 343-2525.

Prevent. Promote. Protect.

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