H1N1 Vaccine Available at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health CenterCurrent supply of vaccine is targeted towards youth ages 2-18, the Municipality planning multiple free vaccine clinics in the month of November to immunize the general public The Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center to deliver H1N1 vaccine. Following State of Alaska guidelines the initial shipments of H1N1 vaccine are being targeted toward youth ages 2-18 due to their higher rates of hospitalization. Once additional vaccine arrives, the Neighborhood Health Center will vaccinate members of the public of any age over six months.
H1N1 vaccine will be available at the Neighborhood Health Center from 8-11am and 1-4pm, Monday through Friday. Vaccine will be administered based on availability. New shipments of vaccine are expected to arrive in Alaska on a regular basis for the next several weeks.
The Municipality is planning large scale public vaccine clinics for H1N1 for the month of Nov. and Dec. At these clinics, H1N1 vaccine will be available free of charge to the general public. Dates and times of these clinics will be publicized by the Municipality as soon as the information is available. The Anchorage School District is also planning free H1N1 vaccination clinics for all students starting in November.
For a list of private healthcare providers in Anchorage that are currently offering H1N1 vaccine, please visit the MOA H1N1 website linked to www.muni.org/health1/ Please check the list often as it will be updated as additional facilities receive vaccine. Once established, a schedule of public vaccine clinics will also be available on the webpage.
For more information on the administration of the H1N1 vaccine in Anchorage
Posted: October 21, 2009
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