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County holds H1N1 flu clinics, schedules additional dates

Residents line up at Cascade Valley Smokey Point Clinic in Arlington for one of nine H1N1 vaccination clinics held Saturday, Oct. 24 - Courtesy photo
Residents line up at Cascade Valley Smokey Point Clinic in Arlington for one of nine H1N1 vaccination clinics held Saturday, Oct. 24
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SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish Health District offered H1N1 vaccination clinics at nine county locations for young children and pregnant women on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The county department held vaccinations at a number of north county locations, including Cascade Valley Smokey Point Clinic in Arlington, The Everett Clinic at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Marysville and the Tulalip Health Clinic in Tulalip.

At the clinics, children ages 2 through 4 received FluMist nasal spray vaccinations. Pregnant women, infants aged six months to 2 years and children six months to 4 years who have chronic health conditions received an injectable vaccination, according to release from the county health district.

Snohomish County received 16,700 doses of vaccine for the first round of vaccinations, said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer and director of Snohomish Health District.

“As additional doses arrive in the county, the health district will expand the eligibility requirements,” he said.

About 5,000 doses were given countywide on Oct. 24, said Chris Badger, Arlington community emergency management coordinator.

“Some clinics initially had wait times, but as the day went on most did not and people were pleasantly surprised to be able to walk right in or have a short wait,” Badger said in an e-mail.

Badger said the SnoCoFlu.com Web site received more than 12,000 hits on Oct. 24 alone and 170 calls were made to the county’s flu line.

Additional clinics are scheduled for Oct. 31, Nov. 2, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14.

The following locations will be offering vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Information is courtesy of www.snocoflu.com.

Place: Providence Physicians Group Family Practice, Mill Creek, 12800 Bothell Everett Highway No. 160, Everett

Dates: Oct. 31 and Nov. 7

Place: The Everett Clinic — Everett, at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane, Everett

Dates: Oct. 31, Nov. 7

Place: The Everett Clinic — Marysville, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Avenue NE, Marysville

Dates: Oct. 31, Nov. 14

Place: Cascade Valley Hospital at Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St., Arlington

Date: Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Community Health Center of Snohomish County, 1019 112th Street SW, Everett

Date: Oct. 31

Place: Tulalip Pharmacy, 8825 34th Avenue NE, Suite A, Tulalip

Date: Oct. 31.

Place: Tulalip Tribal Gym, 6700 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip

Date: Nov. 2

Place: Tulalip Administration Building, 6406 Marine Drive, Tulalip

Date: Nov. 7

Place: City of Stanwood/The Everett Clinic/Stanwood Camano Medical Center at Heritage Par (drive through), 9900 276th Street NW, Stanwood

Date: Oct. 31

For more information go to www.snocoflu.com.

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