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County cancels mass H1N1 clinics in November
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — County health officials announced on Wednesday, Nov. 4, that all mass H1N1 vaccination clinics scheduled for November have been cancelled.
Limited supplies of vaccine will instead be diverted to participating Snohomish County medical providers whose patients are at "high risk" of complications from H1N1 influenza, according to a county release.
The Snohomish County Health District began distributing vaccine to participating doctors' offices Nov. 4, starting with providers who are registered with the state Vaccine for Children program.
The release said private practices will not charge for the vaccine, but may charge an administrative fee for each dose.
Health officials will be monitoring the supply of dosage in the upcoming weeks, and have not ruled out holding additional mass vaccination clinics later this year, the release said.
Vaccine will still be offered through the district to pregnant women; all persons ages 6 months through 24 years; health care workers; teachers; professional child care providers; household caregiver contacts of children younger than 6 months and persons ages 25-64 with underlying medical conditions.
The health district offers the clinics in Everett and Lynnwood.
To contact the district regarding directions to county clinics, call 425-339-5220 in Everett or 425-775-3522 in Lynnwood.
For additional information, visit www.snocoflu.com.
The following clinics will have the H1N1 vaccine during the week of Nov. 2:
Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics
Community Health Centers
Everett Clinic Sites
Granite Falls Medical Clinic
Group Health Cooperative
Mill Creek Family Practice
Mill Creek OB GYM
Naval Health Clinic Everett
Providence Physicians Group Sites
Sauk-Suittle Tribal Clinic
Sea Mar Marysville
Sea Mar Monroe
Sky Valley Clinic (Sultan)
Tulalip Tribal Clinic
Whitehorse Family Medical Clinic
WWMG Family Practice