Please see the below message from Rochelle James in Emergency Management about where and when to get your H1N1 Vaccination. Please be sure you make time to get vaccinated, and remember to get your regular flu vaccine as well. And thank you to Rochelle and all our staff a the health clinic for the work you are doing to keep our people healthy!
Shelly L. Lacy
By now we all know that one of the best ways to protect ourselves and our families from H1N1 is to get vaccinated. The Tulalip Tribes Pharmacy is hosting the second vaccination clinic this Saturday October 31st, 2009 at the Pharmacy from 9a-3p. At this time the vaccination clinic is open to all Center for Disease Control priority one groups and those include:
-Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age
-Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
-All people from 6 months through 24 years of age
-Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza (chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular, hepatic, hematological, neurologic, neuromuscular, or metabolic disorders or immunosuppression).
-Teachers and Professional childcare workers
Another clinic with the same priority groups will be held on November 2nd from 9am-3pm at the Tulalip Tribal Center. This will be open to all tribal members, tribal employees and their families and anyone else in the community who would like to get vaccinated!
The H1N1 vaccine has been given to hundreds of thousands of people across the country SAFELY. As of today there have been no reports of death or harm from this vaccine, making it just as safe as the seasonal flu shot.
Please fill out the consent form in advance to save time! Dress appropriately so we can access your arm. If you attend the vaccination clinic at the pharmacy dress warm as the line may extend outside.