H1N1 FLU VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE IN EAST COUNTY & SAN DIEGO

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October 6, 2009 (San Diego) -- The first allotment of H1N1 flu vaccine has arrived in San Diego County and will be administered starting today. (View video) According to state guidelines, the initial doses of H1N1 nasal spray vaccine are designated for children 2-18 years of age who are healthy and healthy household contacts of infants younger than 6 months.

26,000 doses of nasal spray vaccine will be available at various primary care physicians’ offices throughout the county. An additional 2,000 doses are being offered at County public health centers. (See locations at the end of this article).

 

Additional supplies of the vaccine are expected to arrive in coming weeks.  San Diego County residents are encouraged to call their primary care doctor to check on availability of H1N1 vaccine.

H1N1 influenza was detected in San Diego County this spring. It has persisted in the region and continues to be widespread throughout the county. According to the CDC, as many as 40 percent of Americans could contract the H1N1 virus this flu season.
 

The single most important action to protect against H1N1 influenza is to get vaccinated. In addition to getting the vaccine, there are other prevention measures people should take.
 

• Wash hands thoroughly and often or use hand sanitizers
• Stay away from those who are sick
• Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth
• Routinely clean commonly touched surfaces
 

Also, if people are sick, they should stay home for 24 hours after fever is gone, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and avoid contact with others.

 

Below are locations for flu shots in San Diego County:

 

5202 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Phone: (619) 229-5400
Days and Times: Monday and Thursday 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
HHSA Immunization Branch-VIP Clinic

 

3177 Oceanview Boulevard
Logan Heights
Phone: (619) 231-9300
Days and Times: Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-Noon and 2-4 p.m.
Public Health Center – East

 

855 E. Madison
El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: (619) 441-6500
Days and Times: Mon., Tues., Wed., & Friday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Thurs. 1-4 p.m.
Public Health Center - North Central

 

5055 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 573-7300
Days and Time: Monday through Friday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Public Health Center - North Coastal

 

104 S. Barnes
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 967-4401
Days and Time: Mon., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tues. 1-4 p.m.
Public Health Center - North Inland

 

606 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 740-4000
Days and Time: Monday and Friday 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Public Health Center - South

 

690 Oxford Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: (619) 409-3110
Days and Time: Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. 8:30 a.m.-1 2:30 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Tues. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.
Tues. with Appointment
 

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With all the H1N1 epidemic and crysis you can find treatments almost everywhere. Not the same thing can be said about an Anorexia Treatment as I had to wander half the city to get my treatment pills. It's a shame really... they sell only what people are buying at a given moment... fact