Friday, October 23, 2009

Vaccination Clinic

Please read the below message from our Emergency Management Coordinator Rochelle James. Remember, unlike seasonal flu, younger people are at higher risk than older people.

Shelly L. Lacy

Good Afternoon Everyone,

One of the best ways to protect ourselves and our families from the H1N1 virus is to get vaccinated. We have a limited supply of the H1N1 vaccine at this time. We will open the first vaccination clinic this Saturday October 24, 2009 at the Tulalip Health Clinic from 9a-3p. Because of the limited supply we will only be vaccinating those at the highest risk of developing complications from the H1N1 virus; those groups are pregnant women and children ages 6months - 4years old.

As more of the H1N1 vaccine becomes available we will open additional vaccination clinics. I urge you to get vaccinated since it is the best way to protect yourself and your family from continuing to spread the H1N1 virus.

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.

If you are (or know someone) who is pregnant or have children between the ages of 6months- 4years old please get vaccinated this Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 9a-3p at the Tulalip Health Clinic. This clinic is open to the whole community.

Rochelle James