The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) is planning another H1N1 immunization clinic for Tuesday, October 27th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health and Justice Building in Provo.
OUTDATED AS OF OCTOBER 27TH, Please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org for updated information.
Due to limited supplies, UCHD officials are asking the public to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's priority group guidelines, allowing individuals most at risk to complications from influenza to be given the first opportunity to get the vaccine. These groups are:
- Pregnant women
- People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
- Health care or emergency medical personnel with patient contact
- Children age 6 months to 24 years of age
- Those under the age of 64 with chronic medical conditions associated with higher risk of medical problems from influenza
There is no cost for the vaccine, but the UCHD is asking individuals to bring their insurance information with them to help offset administration fees. If there is sufficient supplies, the UCHD says they will also open the clinic on Thursday, October 29th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents are encouraged to check this web site, call 801-851-2222 or 2-1-1 for vaccine availability updates.
For those who aren't able to get the vaccine, the UCHD suggests the following preventive measures:
- Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid those who are sick -- if you are sick, stay home until 24 hours after fever has gone away without fever-reducing medicine.
- Cough into an elbow or sleeve.
- Get plenty of rest and eat properly.
Due to demand and supply challenges, the UCHD continues to encourage individuals seeking immunization to check this web site, call the UCHD Health Information Line at 801-851-2222, or call 2-1-1 for up-to-date availability.