MORE H1N1 VACCINE ARRIVES IN UNEXPECTED SHIPMENT TODAY

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Additional Doses Going to Primary Care Providers, Emergency Workers

 

2 new deaths announced, including a pregnant woman

 

October 30, 2009 (San Diego) -- The County of San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has received an additional unexpected shipment of 78,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine. About 10,000 of those doses were distributed directly to the County’s Public Health Centers.

The remaining doses will be distributed to primary care providers (including pediatricians, obstetricians, and family providers), ambulatory and community clinics not reached in last Friday’s allocation, as well as used to conduct vaccination clinics at schools.

The third allotment of H1N1 vaccine received by the County consists primarily of multidose injectable vaccine and and nasal spray.

A small portion of this third allotment of vaccine will be administered at the County’s public health centers, which will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., starting tomorrow Friday, October 30, 2009.

Locations of County vaccination sites can be found at www.sdiz.org or by calling 2-1-1.

Vaccine will be directly delivered to primary care providers in the coming weeks. Please check with providers to determine whether or not they have ordered vaccine. If your doctor did not order the H1N1 vaccine, or you do not have a primary care doctor, the vaccine can be obtained at a County public health center.

To date, more than 205,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine have come to the region and over 30,000 people have received the vaccine at the County’s public health centers.

 

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is reporting two additional deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 Influenza virus. The deceased are a 39-year-old pregnant female with underlying medical conditions and a 35-year-old male with underlying medical conditions.

 

San Diego County has had 417 hospitalized cases of pandemic H1N1 Influenza to date. There have been 27 deaths of San Diego County residents associated with H1N1, plus three deaths of non-residents.
 

 

The general public is encouraged to stay home from work or school if they have influenza-like illness or symptoms similar to the seasonal flu which include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. It is recommended that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
 

Individuals with underlying medical conditions experiencing influenza-like illness or symptoms should contact their primary care physician in a timely manner.
 

For additional information on pandemic H1N1 influenza visit www.sdcounty.ca.gov or www.cdc.gov or call 2-1-1 San Diego.

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