Appointments are strongly encouraged for H1N1, but seasonal vaccine given on 1st-come/1st served
(December 30) -- The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) will now offer H1N1 influenza vaccinations by appointment in the American Fork and Payson Immunization satellite clinics starting in January. Appointments can be made by following the "Schedule Now" link.
Also starting in January, individuals can receive H1N1 on a walk-in, first-come/first-served basis in the UCHD's Provo Immunization Office (151 S University Ave). There is no cost for the H1N1 vaccine.
Seasonal flu vaccine continues to be available on a walk-in, first-come/first-served basis. Seasonal flu vaccine is $23 if paid at time of service. For clinic hours and locations, please click here.
The UCHD will also offer two special H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics. The first will be at the
American Fork Jr. High (20 W 1120 N, American Fork) on January 7th from 3 to 7pm. The second will at Diamond Fork Jr. High (50 N 900 E, Spanish Fork) on January 14th, also from 3 to 7pm. Appointments can be made by clicking the "Schedule Now" button above. Walk-ins will also be served on a first-come/first-served basis, with appointments having priority service. Only H1N1 vaccine will be offered at the junior high schools.
Remember -- you need both an H1N1 vaccination, as well as a seasonal flu vaccation. The seasonal flu vaccine will not protect you from the H1N1 virus, nor will the H1N1 vaccine protect against seasonal flu.
Children that have received one dose of the H1N1 vaccine should receive a second dose -- or "booster" -- at least 28 days after the first vaccination. This booster should be obtained as soon as possible after the 28-day waiting period.
Residents are still encouraged to check the UCHD web site (www.UtahCountyHealth.org), to call the UCHD Hot Line at 801-851-2222 or to call United Way’s 2-1-1 Information Line for vaccine availability updates. You may also receive updates by following the UCHD at Twitter or be a fan on FaceBook.
The Utah County Health Department seeks to promote health, and prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy.